#MotownMom: October 5, 2019 Local Orthodontist to Hold Screening Day to Donate $300,000 in Braces to Kids in Need (Screening day)
Detroit, MI: Dr. Jamie Reynolds of Spillane & Reynolds Orthodontics, with offices in Novi and Rochester, Michigan, is stepping up in a major way to donate braces to kids in his community through the nonprofit Smiles Change Lives. On October 5, 2019, he will be holding a Screening Day to screen all the children in the greater Detroit areas that are currently waiting to receive braces through the nonprofit program.
Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps kids get braces who could not otherwise afford them. On average, braces cost $6,000 per child, making them out of reach for many hard working families. Further, orthodontic treatment has long been considered cosmetic by insurance companies, providing little assistance, even for those that are insured. As a result, many children and teens suffer unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment from their misaligned teeth. Smiles Change Lives’ mission is to provide these families with the opportunity to provide their children with braces through its network of over 800 volunteer orthodontists in the United States and Canada.
Dr. Reynolds has been treating kids through Smiles Change Lives since 2016. This is not the first time he has gone above and beyond to help kids in his community. On average, Dr. Reynolds donates orthodontic treatment to 8 kids per year through Smiles Change Lives. With approximately 100 kids on the waiting list to be treated through the Smiles Change Lives program, Dr. Reynolds has committed to help clear out the wait list by agreeing to treat at least 50 qualified children, which is approximately $300,000 in donated services.
“The demand for our program in the greater Detroit area has far exceeded the number of orthodontists we have in our network,” stated Alexis Barclay, Director of Provider Services for Smiles Change Lives. “Dr. Reynold’s dedication to treat at least 50 of the children waiting to receive braces is truly life changing for these kids.”
In the words of a mother whose daughter recently completed treatment, “On behalf of myself and daughter, please accept our deepest thanks for a life changing experience for my daughter. She smiles all the time now and has a sense of confidence I’ve never seen before. To everyone responsible, please know that you have helped another child regain a huge part of herself back. She may go on to change the world in a better way now; just like Smiles Change Lives did for her.”
To qualify for the program, a child must be between the ages of 7-21, have good oral hygiene, not be wearing braces currently, have a moderate to severe need for braces, and meet certain financial guidelines (e.g., for a family of 4, their household income must be below $61,500, however household income limit varies based upon family size; the financial requirement is waived for children in foster care). The family must also be willing to submit an application fee of $30, and if accepted for treatment, a program fee of $650. The full program guidelines can be reviewed at www.smileschangelives.org. Families interested in the event should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
To date, Smiles Change Lives and its network of orthodontists have helped more than 13,000 kids receive braces in the United States and Canada. Please watch this short video to learn more:
About Dr. Jamie Reynolds: Dr. Reynolds received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Member of American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, and travels across the country and around the world for continuing education to stay abreast of the latest orthodontic technology and trends. Dr. Reynolds is one of the most renowned and respected authorities in orthodontics with an unrivaled dedication to philanthropy, education, and the advancement of orthodontic treatment. He is regularly interviewed by the media and has been featured in US News and World Report Health, Woman’s World Magazine and New York Daily News, among others. A “Certified Damon Educator,” the recipient of Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Orthodontist” awards every year the award has been given (2009-2018). He lives in the Detroit area with his wife, Dawn, and their three children and can be found bumming around a beach volleyball court, trying his best at wake surfing and spending time with his family. For more information, visit: www.askdrreynolds.com
About Smiles Change Lives: Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps families get braces for their kids who could not otherwise afford treatment. Headquartered in Kansas City, the program has treated more than 13,000 children since 1997 together with its network of over 800 orthodontists. Over the last 20 years, it has emerged as the nation’s leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualified and motivated youth. For more information, visit www.smileschangelives.org.
Recently featured in a Kansas City Star front page feature, read more about Smiles Change Lives here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article234033867.html?inf_contact_key=dfac271c6e69041cb5b0d877c5ca84ef16358d5485884e2f31e6019a0d26c8b0&inf_contact_key=8b1941f01502e28d5132cc876bf78fe1680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1
This #Motownmom believes you can be successfully happy thru #planprayparent principles. Come see how Oct8th Metro #Detroit
After raising 3 kids through a layoff, a fire where we lost everything, homelessness, car-lessness along with so many other things, WHILE living in The City of Detroit, I believe I’m fully trained to help any parent help their children through trauma, all the while running a business and a household as a single parent. Come and see my presentation Oct 8th, along with twelve other speakers that will change your life. Get your tickets here: https://buff.ly/2YUC7jL
.@Brickworld® LEGO® Exposition Comes to @Detroit Area #motownmom #familyfun click for more information… dates & discount tickets
Brickworld® LEGO® Exposition Comes to Detroit Area
Spectacular LEGO Creations Built by Local Enthusiasts for the Entire Family
Kids Under 3 Free; Master Builder Mark Larson Available for Interviews
The Brickworld® LEGO® Exposition brings displays, hands-on activities and a variety of vendors to the 40,000 square foot Suburban Collection Showplace, at 46100 Grand River, in Novi, Michigan, on Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, September 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Single-day tickets for North America’s premiere LEGO expo are $13, or $12.50 cash at the door, and kids under three are free.
Brickworld Michigan will welcome hundreds of hobbyists and 20 vendors. Hands-on activities include LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, seek and finds, and more. LEGO creations range from medieval castles to futuristic space stations featuring movie scenes, replicas of real-world buildings, and re-creations of famous paintings.
Special Brickworld Michigan activities include Super Robo Rally, King of the Hill games that start every hour and last around 20 minutes; Flock of Birds, where builders can display the bird they construct with the others; helping the Great Ball Contraption move LEGO soccer balls around a loop with a RC bulldozer; playing with a massive amount of bricks at Play Brick; and writing your name or building a mosaic picture on the Graffiti Wall.
“Since 2007, our motto has been ‘Share – Learn – Explore – Discover,’ which reflects our intent to create a fun and educational event where LEGO artists can meet and gain wisdom from each other,” said executive director and Master Builder Mark Larson. “Brickworld is all about having fun and being creative. With LEGO, the possibilities are endless, and, at Brickworld, we hope the inspirations are endless as well.” Larson is available for interviews.
The LEGO brick is widely recognized as one of the most educational toys in the world. Research suggests children learn best through play and LEGO bricks offer a wide range of benefits to children’s development and confidence. Using LEGO bricks exercises creativity skills, hand-eye coordination, and matrix reasoning. At Brickworld, participants of all ages can witness and learn an amazing variety of ways to use the brick for art and engineering applications.
Brickworld LLC is a private company that is not associated with the LEGO Group of companies. Brickworld operates expositions and conventions dedicated to LEGO enthusiasts with creations from brick artists to engineers. The Brickworld LEGO Exposition will come to Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 12 and 13, 2019; and, in 2020, to Indianapolis on March 21 and 22; to Milwaukee on April 18 and 19; and to Chicago on June 20 and 21. For more information on Brickworld, call 317-572-LEGO (5346) or visit Brickworld.com. ###
During the first Friday in September, #NationalLazyMomsDay delegates everyday mom jobs to someone else. #motownmom
During the first Friday in September, National Lazy Mom’s Day delegates everyday mom jobs to someone else.
Busy moms know that the work of being a parent is never done. However, occasionally parents need to recharge. The laundry and the dishes will be there later. When possible, finding someone to watch the children for a few hours is worth it. Sometimes all a mom needs is a nap. Other times, mothers (and fathers too) seek adult conversation.
Even though moms around the country view this day in different ways, the majority see it as a day for moms to take a break. While the occasion holds no shine to Mother’s Day, may we suggest some cooperation with Mom? Allow her to take a break. Divide the chores. Place a moratorium on family feuds. That’s how most celebrate this National Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLazyMomsDay
You don’t have to celebrate like most moms do, however. Maybe it is a hammock and book kind of day for your lazy afternoon. Help mom celebrate this holiday by cleaning up after yourself. Rub her feet. Walk the dog. Mow the lawn. Put the dishes away. Pick up your dirty clothes. The list goes on.
Use #NationalLazyMomsDay to post on social media.
Need Help? Call 2-1-1 (or on a cell phone 800-552-1183) United Way for Southeastern Michigan #motownmoxiemom
Spread the word!
If you or someone you know is in need of help due to this week’s dangerous cold weather, call our 2-1-1 helpline. Lines are open 24/7 to connect you with emergency shelters, utility assistance and other services.
Callers in Detroit can also get connected to free Lyft rides to shelters this week, up to $25/ride.
Call 2-1-1 or visit UnitedWaySEM.org/211 for more information.
Untouched – community group for women Via @tenitajeditor starting Monday, September 9th Metro #Detroit #motownmom
Author, Tenita Johnson, is starting a women’s small group for women who wish to work through sexual addiction, molestation, rape etc. the healing and forgiveness process. It will be at Oakland Church in Rochester kicking off next Monday at 6 pm!
Please, please share with women who may be interested in attending.
- Click here to find all the pantries in various zip codes: https://foodfinder.us/
- Click here to find updated food pantries in Metro Detroit https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/mi-detroit
- Food banks and free food pantries in Detroit as well as Wayne County, plus other services Click here
If you have an exclusive food giveaway event coming up, please leave in the comments.
Last Day to help Habitat for Humanity #Detroit in the 4th annual Quicken Loans Community Challenge is coming up Aug31st via @habitatdetroit #motownmoxiemom | Please help them WIN!!
The charity that raises the most online during the Challenge wins a $25,000 donation for their cause.
Second place gets $15,000
Third gets $10,000
Fourth gets $7,500
Fifth gets $5,000