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While the turkey and football games may be behind us, we’re continuing to say our thanks for a successful AAPD Foundation Giving Tuesday campaign.

Your generosity is an inspiration! Final totals are still being tallied, but early calculations give us hope to believe that because of your support, we will achieve our goal of $300K to support access to care programs and services. That target may be modest compared to other nonprofits, but any gift is priceless to the recipients of our grants and the nearly 1 million children in their care.

The opportunities to give don’t stop now that Giving Tuesday is behind us. There are many ways to show your support for the AAPD Foundation’s work. You can make a one-time gift online, you can contact us about establishing a major gift pledge, or drop us a note letting us know you have included the Foundation in your estate planning.

Why not tell the world about your passion for kids’ oral health? Host a social media fundraiser by using the AAPD Foundation website link directly in your Facebook feed and asking your friends to credit their gift to you in the comments section of the donation page. It’s easy!

Use the QR code to go right to our website. Copy the link and add it to a post or video on your favorite social media platform telling your friends why you support the AAPD Foundation, and asking them to match your donation before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. Don’t forget to tag the AAPD Foundation and to “like” and share. Spreading the word about the Foundation and its good work is a great way to show your support.

However you prefer to give, a year-end gift is a great way to show your Big Love for Little Teeth by helping to ensure that every kid has access to the dental care they need, regardless of the adults in their lives' ability to pay for services.

The AAPD Foundation is the charitable arm of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD, the nation’s leading association of dental specialists committed to optimal oral health for all children). The Foundation is a separate nonprofit that does not derive sustaining support from the Academy and has no affiliation with the PAC. Instead, the bulk of Foundation support comes directly from wonderful people like you.

If you have given to the AAPD Foundation before, thank you. We hope that you will consider supporting our work again in the New Year.

If you have yet to partner with the AAPD Foundation in its mission of providing access to dental care for kids, please join us by making your first gift. When you support the AAPD Foundation, 100 percent of your donation benefits children by providing critical funding for community-based initiatives delivering dental care to children from families that cannot afford services.

Since 2010, The AAPD Foundation has awarded nearly $8 million in grants to 153 organizations in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Thanks to you, Foundation grantees have provided essential dental services to more than 700,000 children.

On behalf of the kids whose smiles are healthier because of your generosity, and the thousands more the AAPD Foundation aims to help, thank you! We are grateful to you!

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