Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can change the world
Free Sportsguards Initiatives
Canadians love hockey, and so does Doctor Joe & Associates. In contact sports, most leagues require players to wear sport guards as a prevention for head injuries. The problem with store bought sport guards is the lack of proper fit and poor comfort. To encourage safe participation in contact sports, Dr. Joe began offering free sports guards over 15 years ago when he was a volunteer trainer in the Grimsby Minor Hockey Association for his kids’ teams. Dr. Joe still offers free sport guards for his patients. If able, it is requested that a donation be made on behalf of a charity of your choice to benefit the community.
Smiles for Life
From March through June, hundreds of dental practices throughout the U.S. and Canada professionally whiten teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. The whitening gels are generously donated by Ultradent Opalescence and participating dentists, such as Dr. Joe and Dr. Aaron donate their time to make the whitening trays necessary. This means 100% of proceeds go to charity. Of these proceeds, 50% are given to the Smiles for Life Foundation supporting childrens’ charity and 50% are donated to our local charity of choice, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln.
Dentists that participate in this program are members of the Crown Council, an alliance of leading-edge dental teams that are passionately committed to promoting oral health, fighting oral cancer and serving their communities through charitable work. 2016 was the inaugural year for Doctor Joe & Associates to take part in the Smiles for Life campaign, and we exceeded our goal of raising $10,000 for charity! Our goal this year is an ambitious $25,000. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay updated on our progress.
Grimsby Benevolent Fund
The mission of the Grimsby Benevolent Fund (GBF) is to help individuals and families in maintaining self sufficiency by providing assistance with basic needs. Since its humble beginnings as a Christmas Hamper program in 1965, GBF now operates a food bank, clothing & housewares store and, in 1992, established the Used Furniture Warehouse. Revenue generated from the Store and Warehouse help fund the many benevolent activities of GBF. Doctor Joe & Associates has been supporting the GBF for many years in terms of financial support and with dental care.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. Doctor Joe & Associates has been helping Big Brothers Big Sisters by sponsoring and participating their annual curling fundraiser every year. Along with the inaugural smiles for life campaign initiated in 2016, 50% of the money raised for smiles for life will be going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln.
West Niagara Second Stage Housing and Counselling
West Niagara Second Stage Housing and Counselling (WNSS) helps women and children in the area of Grimsby, Lincoln, & West Lincoln on their journey to a violence-free life. They assist with safety planning, counselling, legal advocacy, affordable housing, and most importantly are available to listen and offer support. Doctor Joe & Associates has been supporting WNSS initiatives through monetary donations and by providing dentistry to women and children under their care at no cost. If you wish to support WNSS or learn more about their initiatives, please visit their website.