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 our third, very successful quarter! This time, the topic was “Animals,” 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 animals had to post information about their non profit on our Facebook “Smiles For Kitsap” page. The three groups that entered this quarter were the Kitsap Humane Society, KARE, and Collar of Hope. All three organizations are wonderful non profits helping animals in our community, and we are so excited to announce that, after receiving the most votes, KARE was the winner of our $1,500 donation! KARE is a licensed, non-Profit organization serving Animals, their owners, and their potential owners, in Kitsap County. The donation from our office will help the many animals at risk in our community, as KARE acts as a resource for both animal welfare education and shelter support to the Kitasp Peninsula. 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!