MGE and Dental Clients Working with the US Marines Strike again in the Battle against Illiteracy

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MGE Management Experts and Dental Clients from across the nation gathered with U.S. Marines for the annual MGE Benefit Dinner to raise funds for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. As a result of this year’s event, hundreds of thousands of new books and audio books will be given to underprivileged children this Christmas.

Toys for Tots US Marine Captain Joseph Dreager

Judyand Luis Colon with Captain Joseph Dreager

We have partnered with this program as their primary objective is to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas and to play an active role in the development of one or our nation’s most valuable resources – our children.

MGE Management Expert s and their Dental clients from across the nation gathered with US Marines 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).

MGE Dental Clients and concerned members of the community donated items for a lively auction. Some of the tops items were: Rebecca Minkoff luxury bags donated by Rebecca Minkoff, a Disney World package donated by Dr. Manoj Patel, a Social Media package from Batya Maman Sabag Social Connect, a weekend package from the Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach, a chic shirt and belt from the Craig Taylor Collection, ten 6 course meals from Café Ponte, a 2 Carat Diamond Tennis Bracelet donated by Dr. Pablo Cuevas and much more. All funds went to the Toys for Tots Literacy Program.

During the event presentation, Captain Joseph D. Dreager 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.

The MGE Benefit Dinner Host, MGE CEO Luis Colón said, “We have partnered with this program as their primary objective is to help less fortunate children throughout the country experience the joy of Christmas and to play an active role in the development of one or our nation’s most valuable resources – our children. We believe illiteracy is a major source of economic devastation in this county and we are determined to help break the cycle of poverty to reverse this condition one child at a time.”

About MGE Management Experts

MGE Management Experts, Inc. has been in operation since 1997 and is located in St. Petersburg, FL. It has been a BBB Accredited Business since 2011 with an A+ rating. CEO Luis Colón and his partner Dr. Greg Winteregg have led MGE in training tens of thousands of dentists on such subjects as management, case acceptance, marketing, communication, executive skills, financial planning and leadership. 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. For more information call 727-530-4277 today or visit http://www.mgeonline.com.

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