Giving back to the Kitsap County community has always been a part of Kitsap Kid’s Dentistry’s mission. In October of 2015, we introduced our Smiles for Kitsap program, the main objectives of which were to raise both money and awareness for local non profit charitable organizations. So far, we have completed two quarters, and just finished wrapping up another very successful quarter! This time, the topic was “Women’s Groups” and we received a huge number of votes for the three nonprofits that entered. In order to enter to win, one of our county’s local not profits benefiting women had to post information about their non profit on our Facebook “Smiles For Kitsap” page. The three groups that entered this quarter were the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), Navy Wives of America (Kitsap Chapter) and MEND (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) . All three organizations are wonderful non profits helping women in our community, and we are so excited to announce that, after receiving the most votes at 189 votes, MEND was the winner of our $1,500 donation! MEND is a licensed, Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. The donation from our office will help the mothers of Kitsap County who have experienced this difficult loss. We are so excited to have been able to contribute to such a worthwhile organization, and we thank them for their important contributions to our community!