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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

On Friday, Feb. 3, the dental office of Dr. Jay Heim and Dr. Corey Johnson participated in the national program Give Kids A Smile Day.

This year we had a collaboration of professionals from offices up and down the valley help us in referring children, organizing communication, transportation and translation.

We would like to thank those agencies that referred kids to our program. A special note of appreciation goes out to Chris Bodrogi and Kelly Keefe for joining our team in providing 22 kids thousands of dollars in free dentistry.

Give Kids A Smile Day 2012 was a great success, and representative of the reasons we love serving this community.

Amber Wissing

Heim and Johnson, DDS

Glenwood Springs

The Children’s Rocky Mountain School just completed the first valley wide Great Pajama Drive. We collected over 110 pairs of pajamas that will be paired with a book from the Family Visitor Program and distributed to needy valley residents from newborns to adults by Valentine’s Day.

The Children’s Rocky Mountain School hosts an event each year that helps children learn about giving back. Last year, the preschool participated in a pajama and book drive through Scholastic Magazine where the pajamas went to New York. This year, our goal was to host a local pajama and book drive to share the love of bedtime reading by providing new pajamas and books for the neediest families within our community.

This effort would not have succeeded without all the valleywide support we received.

A special thanks to: Sandy Swanson, Tamara Schischa, Amiee Beazley, Erin Rigney, Joan Chovanec at the Children’s Mini College, The Early Childhood Network, Alpine Banks in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt, the Glenwood Springs Rotary, Gordon Cooper Library, The Third Street Center, Blue Lake Preschool, Growing Years Preschool, Kids First Aspen and especially the parents and staff at the Children’s Rocky Mountain School. We’d like to see this become an annual event.

Debbie Condello, executive director

Children’s Rocky Mountain School


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