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Giving Back For The Holidays

Here at DentalXChange the holidays are about giving back to our community and to those who are in need. We started the EHG Fund so we could have an outlet for these charitable contributions.

This year has been trying for many people across the country, especially in the community of Ferguson, MO. A DentalXChange team member hails from the Ferguson area and still has many friends and family living there. The stories we were told about hardships the community was facing inspired everyone to help out.

Ferguson DonationsThrough donations made by DentalXChange employees, friends and family, the EHG Fund was able to provide over $1900 worth of groceries! We also filled 30 Stockings of Hope for both children and adults to enjoy this Christmas. We hope these gifts ease some of the burdens facing the people of Ferguson.

 

 

 

Team members have also thrown in-office fundraisers, like a craft sale, a fix your own chili bowl lunch and a coffee and cake-pop sale. All these efforts have raised over $350 for the EHG Fund and will be donated to charities around DentalXChange headquarters,Cake Pops located in Orange County, CA.

We are very proud of the money we raised and hope it will bring some needed smiles this holiday season.

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at DentalXChange!

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The Ice Bucket Challenge comes to DentalXChange!

It was bound to happen. The viral sensation known as the Ice Bucket Challenge hit us at DXC and we wanted to get involved.ALS Ice Bucket Thank You

Scott started us off with a fantastic (i.e. hilarious) video and nominated Kavian and Le Ann. They all followed suit, recording highly entertaining videos (Le Ann’s is our favorite of the bunch). We also have videos from employees posted on our facebook wall.

Watch Scott’s video here

Watch Kavian’s video here

Watch Le Ann’s video here

What is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? 

The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media using the hash tag: #IceBucketChallenge, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.

So far the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over 115 million dollar to help find a cure for ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease!  We hope we can add to the total.

To find out more about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and to donate to this worthy cause, click here: http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html

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DentalXChange’s Plant A Tree Program To Help Reforestation of Colorado

On the morning of June 9, 2012, a lightning strike near Fort Collins, Colorado started what would become the most devastating fire in Colorado history. It was named the the High Park fire and it burned over 136 square miles during a 3 week period before it was 100% contained. The High Park fire became the most destructive fire in Colorado history. That was until, June 23, 2012 (yes, only two weeks later) when the Waldo Canyon fire started and surpassed the damage done by the High Park Fire. These wildfires ravaged Colorado and left over a 160 square miles of scorched earth.

10 years earlier, a similar fire burned over 138,000 acres. That fire, known as the Hayman fire, burned a lot of what is Pikes National forest and was out of control for close to a month before firefighters could contain the area. It too, left the Colorado countryside ravaged and burnt without any hope of relief.

 

 

Today, thanks to the US Forest Service and charities like the Arbor Day Foundation and Plant-It 2020, new life is starting to take root in Pike National Forest. It would have taken centuries for the burnt forest to grow back naturally and if it were not for the planting projects of these services we could have been without the forest for generations. We at DentalXChange recognize the worthiness of these organizations and the goals they are working towards.

In an effort to help, we have partnered with Plant-It 2020 who will be planting a tree in Colorado for every new client that signs up for one of our products or services, from April 2012 through the end of the year. We just made our first donation in honor of the practices that have signed with us during the 2nd quarter and hope it helps bring back these forests and helps the surrounding communities recover from this horrific ordeal.

If you signed up for one of our services during April, May or June of this year you will be receiving a certificate in the mail stating that DentalXChange has planted a tree in your honor. If you signed up with us during July or August, your certificate will be sent in the next couple of months. We thank you for your business and your commitment to your community and our planet.

If you have not signed up with DentalXChange or if you would like to help with our efforts please call! We will plant a tree in your honor for signing up for one of our award winning services. Call us at 1800-576-6412 ext. 467.

We would like to thank Plant-It 2020 for their help in protecting our environment and we hope our contribution can help return these forests to their natural beauty.

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Bake Sale Recap

The Bake Sale for Somalia was a big success in our office.  We were able to raise $1500 that will be donated via our EHG Fund to UNICEF to benefit the refugees of Somalia.  Members from all departments participated, Lori (Client Services Manager) baked delicious brownies and cookies, Asef (Content Writer) baked blondies and Texas sheet cake for the sale, and Sidra (Social Media Coordinator) whipped up some red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  All the baked goods were a hit and we were really excited to have raised so much for the Somali refugees.

Here are some of the highlights of our bake sale:

Home made items for the bake sale: Red Velvet Cupcakes, Brownies, Blondies & Cookies

Here are some more photos of staff enjoying the baked goods:

Emilia, Asef & Nathaniel enjoy treats from the bake sale

Overall, the entire office was happy to join in and it was a nice way to enjoy baked goods for an incredible cause.  We were all overjoyed at the final count (which included a match by the Sales Manager, Ken, and a match by the EHG Fund as well).

Reading about the devastation in Somalia touched our hearts and we knew we had to do something.  Families escape Somalia on foot, with what little possessions they have, often traveling anywhere between 21 and 40 days to reach refugee camps.  Their journey is treacherous as they face hunger, little to no water, scorching heat and thieves.  Many do not survive the trip.

The U.N. refugee agency announced Tuesday that child mortality rates at a camp for Somali refugees in Ethiopia have reached “alarming” levels. An average of 10 children under the age of 5 years have died every day since June at the Kobe camp. Acute malnutrition, compounded by a measles outbreak, is believed to be the cause.”  Read More here: http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2011/08/22/22climatewire-african-drought-victims-create-worlds-larges-97673.html

Refugees entering camps, photo courtesy of BBC

We can go on about the devastation, but truly, we can’t know what’s going on without being there.  What we do know is this region badly needs funds.  According to the BBC, the UN refugee head Antonio Guterres has said this is a “human tragedy of unimaginable proportions.”  The EHG Fund is collecting donations here on our Facebook page.  Additionally, all donations made up until the end of September will be sent directly to Somalia by the EHG Fund.

We also encourage offices to host fundraisers and awareness in their offices to benefit the Somali refugees.  Visit www.EHGFund.org for more information about the EHG Fund.

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