Downtown Dental was proud to donate toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss to the Downtown Women’s Center. We donated 25 gift bags as part of their hygiene kits to start off with. The Downtown Women’s Center founded in 1978, is a group that helps homeless women and is the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row. Hotels, Downtown Dental, Do More 4: Good and some students from the Washington Preparatory High School assembled these hygiene kits in handbags, purses, and thunder tote bags to be dropped off at the Downtown Women’s Center. Not only were these hygiene kits a benefit to the less fortunate, but it helped seniors and lower-class students complete an hour for their community service hours project in order to graduate, meaning it was an all-around win! Other participating vendors provided body odor kits such as shampoo, conditioner, a bar of soap, deodorant and a shower cap.
It is a reminder to us and the younger generation that volunteering even an hour of your time can benefit and possibly change the life of one person. Showing you care about others sets a great example for friends and family. We encourage you to get involved with your community, either with us or your friends and family for the next event coming up!