Healthy Smiles

 In Illinois Chapter News

The AT&T Life Member Pioneers recently introduced a new project, HEALTHY SMILES. To date, a total of 1,000 dental hygiene kits have been donated to local Food Pantries. Smiley faces are affixed to the outside of clear zip lock bags and the kits contain a toothbrush w/cap, full size toothpaste and dental floss. An AT&T branded card with a catchy poem is enclosed in each bag to let those in our communities know that we care about them.

We were in search of a place where 10 volunteers could gather to assemble the dental hygiene kits and Durbin’s restaurant in Tinley Park went above and beyond to meet our needs. We provided the Manager, Jamie with information about the Pioneers and our many projects. She was so impressed with all that we do for those in our communities that she offered us their banquet room FREE OF CHARGE and said the room would always be available whenever the retired Pioneers needed a place to work. Thanks to Durbin’s generosity, the volunteers enjoyed a wonderful day filled with fellowship, great food and “answering the call of those in need.”

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