OHA, Walmart grant $55K to Kids Smiles

Kids Smiles, a nonprofit children's dental care organization, has received grants totaling $55,000 from the Walmart Foundation and Oral Health America (OHA).

The money will support the organization's mission of providing dental healthcare and education to underserved children and youth in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

Kids Smiles operates dental centers located in Southwest and West Philadelphia, as well as Ward 7 in Washington, DC, and also provides education and outreach programs. OHA has supported Kids Smiles since 2006, partnering through its Smiles Across America program, which has a goal to seal 2 million teeth by 2020.

The Walmart Foundation will support Kids Smiles' programs in Washington, DC, including dental screenings, dental health education, and outreach services. These programs are offered to community partners, such as Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) DC, 60 public elementary schools, all 68 Head Start centers across the city, and multiple summer camps and recreation centers in and around Ward 7.

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