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FRCF lends a hand to Children's Smile Center

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The Children's Smile Center received a $2,102 contribution from the Finley River Community Foundation that will help kids in Christian County receive dental care.

The grant will be used to purchase a special dental supplies cart, as well as purchase a space maintainer kit for use in the Ozark clinic. These funds help to offset the low Medicaid reimbursements that Children's Smile Center receives from the state, and will help provide the care and services to thousands of patients in the most appropriate and effective way, according to Children's Smile Center executive director Jackie Barger.

"We are so very grateful to Finley River Community Foundation for their faithful and generous support over the years. Children's Smile Center is a proud and grateful partner with FRCF and their work in eastern Christian County," Barger said.

Children's Smile Center is a nonprofit organization based in Ozark and operating three dental clinics in southwest Missouri serving low-income children. For more information, contact Barger at (417 )818-5718. 

Children's Smile Center actively seeks donations from individuals, businesses and organizations in support of its mission to improve oral health and wellness in children through access to quality dental care.

Finley River Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and works to enhance the quality of life in eastern Christian County through community service, charitable giving and endowment building. For more information, contact FRCF Board of Directors President Gerald Chambers by emailing geraldchambers@ozarktigers.org.

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