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Share the Warmth
Posted on 1/1/2016 by Jessica Edgerton
Rain has been scarce in the Bay Area this winter, but that does not mean temperatures have not been chilly. You’ve probably seen the frost coating the lawns in the early morning hours on the way to work, or gone back into the house on a clear day to grab your coat after realizing how cold it is outside.

Whether or not showers are in the forecast, bundling up and staying warm is important to stay healthy and comfortable, so Alameda and Pleasanton Pediatric Dentistries are taking part in One Warm Coat, a partnership between donors, volunteer leaders, social service agencies, and sponsors to help keep everyone warm by distributing donated coats to the needy.

According to the U.S. Census, one in five children lives in a household where earnings fall below U.S. poverty level. On a more local level, The Bay Citizen reports that nearly three of every ten children in Oakland are living in poverty. For these young ones, pricey winter coats get left off the shopping list. Fortunately, many of us have an extra warm coat or two hidden away in the back of the closet, and with the help of our donations, no child need go to school without being prepared for the weather.

Alameda Pediatric Dentistry and Pleasanton Pediatric Dentistry recently teamed up for Toys for Tots, an effort to collect and distribute wrapped toys for disadvantaged children during the holiday season. According to Alameda Pediatric Dentistry dentist, Dr. Ngo, however, toys are more of a luxury than a coat. “We’ll be donating the coats to a children’s shelter,” Dr. Ngo says. “The children who will be benefiting are up to 18 years of age, so all sizes are welcome.”

After just one week of operation One Warm Coat, the donations for Dream Catcher Youth Shelter are already pouring in to the Alameda dental office! Has your child grown out of last year’s size? Clean out your closet and bring your used coats in by February 17!

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Alameda


1105 Atlantic Ave, Suite 101
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 521-5437
Mon 7:40am–5pm
Tue 7:40am–5pm
Wed 7:40–5pm
Thr 7:40–5pm
Fri 7:40–5pm

Oakland


2923 Webster Street, Suite 302
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 763-5437
Mon 7:40am–5pm
Wed 7:40am–5pm
Thr 7:40–5pm
Fri 7:40am–5pm
Sat 8am–12pm

Pleasanton


1443 Cedarwood Ln Suite D
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 846-5437
Mon 7:40am–5pm
Tue 7:40am–5pm
Wed 7:40am–5pm
Fri 7:40am–5pm
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