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