Giving Back Locally & Globally
There is an intense need to improve access to dental care both globally, and in our local community. In reality, our “community” has no geographic boundaries. Each time I have volunteered at the Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI) clinic, it is clear that people everywhere are more alike than different. We can all learn a great deal from one another and together improve our communities. I feel a strong responsibility to do what I can to improve the health of our community. This is a primary reason why I have designed my practice to include volunteer activities locally and in Israel.
– Susan G. Gross, D.D.S.
2017 Holiday Toy Drive
This holiday season, we are participating in the STEP–St. Louis Park Emergency Program‘s Holiday Toy Drive. Just drop a toy in the front office donation box and we will deliver it to the STEP volunteers in charge of the donations.
Toy Purchasing Guide:
- Infants/Toddlers: Colorful toys that stimulate the brain; bouncy seats, trucks, multi-cultural dolls, and building blocks.
- Ages 4—7: Toys that encourage creative play; dress-up clothes, Legos, Num Noms, Trolls, Finding Dori, multi-cultural Barbie Holiday dolls.
- Ages 8—10: Little Live Pets, Legos (Star Wars, Lego Friends, Ghost Busters), Pokemon cards and games, Shrinky Dinks Book (Klutz), Selfie Mic Music Set, Bop it! Game
- Ages 11—18: Children in this age group will be given gift cards. Values of $10, $20, and $30 are needed.
Please donate your new toy or gift card no later than December 8th.
Dr. Gross has been interviewed about her volunteer work with Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI). She also contributed an article to American Friends of DVI’s fall 2016 e-newsletter titled, “Caring and Embracing.”
Dr. Gross was interviewed about her global dental work in the Woman Dentist Journal. Read the article here.
Dr. Gross volunteers for the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and is a proud supporter of the Ready, Set, Smile Sponsor-A-School-Campaign.