I believe that with the proper tools, any child is capable of success. Giving the gift of literature will help our younger generation to become educated, rise out of poverty and strive for a better life.
Tewksbury, MA (PRWEB) December 24, 2014
Dr. Svetlana Gomer, MGS Tewksbury Dental, 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. Svetlana Gomer 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 that with the proper tools, any child is capable of success. Giving the gift of literature will help our young people to become educated so that they can rise out of poverty and strive for a better life.”
About Dr. Svetlana Gomer:
Dr. Svetlana Gomer, D.M.D. founded MGS Tewksbury Dental in 2010, is serving families in the Essex County: Tewksbury, Billerica, Wilmington, Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence. Dr. Gomer feels that it is important to learn about her patients and fulfill their needs by constant improvements in her methods. "I am honored and committed to being a dentist and providing our patients with the best care possible. Our mission is to improve the dental health experience by providing quality services and building positive, long lasting relationship with our patients. Our philosophy is: Never Stop Learning. Only by embracing innovation and adapting to new technologies, we can reach the highest standards of dentistry. At MGS Tewksbury Dental, we aspire to make you feel comfortable, because we know that going to a dentist can sometimes be an uneasy task. We believe in comprehensive, courteous, professional care, corresponding with your individual needs and preferences." For more information visit http://www.tewksburydental.com/ or call (978) 851-7012.