Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 17, 2014
Dr. Charmaine Johnson, MGE Management Experts and Dentists from across the nation gathered with US Marines on November 14, 2014 for the MGE Annual Benefit Dinner to raise funds for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. This year’s event raised funds for hundreds of thousands of new books and audio books for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program that will go to underprivileged children this Christmas. It represents another major strike in the battle being waged against illiteracy and helping underprivileged children break the cycle of poverty.
The National Center for Children in Poverty reports that over 16 million children live in poverty. Through the gift of a book, these children are provided with the tools they need to give them a chance to help break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.
The Benefit Dinner raising funds to help these children was kicked OFF with the Clearwater High School Marine Corp Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp Color Guard and Drill Team. Their Senior Marine Instructor is Lt. Col. Kirk Kumagai U.S. Marine Corp (ret).
During the event presentation, Captain Joseph Draeger of the U.S. Marines said, “Literacy is at the core of academic achievement for all children and it’s critical that we work together to help every child have access and exposure to books at home and in their communities. By giving the gift of reading to a child in your life or a child in need, you are not only opening up a world of opportunity for them, but you are giving them a lifetime of joy.”
In 1947, after WWII, Toys for Tots began in Los Angeles when Major Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine Reservists collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. Then, in 2008, in order to do something about illiteracy, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program was launched with the mission to offer our Nation’s most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and succeed in life.
Dr. Johnson said, “We are committed to giving back to our community and feel that donating to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program to give the gift of hope and reading to underprivileged children is one of the best ways to do this. We believe giving the gift of reading will help our young people break their cycle of poverty by helping them acquire skills and talents to learn so they can get a good education, well-paying jobs and success."
MGE Management Experts, Inc. located in St. Petersburg, FL, offers business and marketing training to the owners of dental practices. The training is based on the Hubbard Management System as recognized by the Hubbard College of Administration International that is used in more than 100,000 companies and organizations across the globe to their benefit and prosperity.
About Dr. Charmaine Johnson
Dr. Charmaine Johnson founded Premier Smile Center in 2005. Dr. Johnson and her team continue to serve families and community members in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding communities in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Their mission is to provide the patients with excellence in general, family, cosmetic and specialty dentistry. They emphasize gentle and preventative care so as to help you achieve healthy teeth and gums for life. They want everyone to have a beautiful and clean, white smile.
For more information visit http://www.drjohnsondds.com or call 954-566-7479and find out why they are so highly recommended.