Lima Dental Associates’ CareShare Community Initiative has innovated again by turning their Annual Healthy Goblin Bash in to a benefit for the West Ohio Food Bank, a chapter of Feeding America. (Yes, Bcauz is hungry for change on the hunger front!) This morning’s 3rd annual Goblin Bash gave this thriving West Ohio dental practice, a chance to further practice their philanthropy and cause-related marketing. The healthy Halloween party was already doing good with this free event for kids 12 and under by demonstrating that Halloween can be fun even without the bags of candy. Instead, they fed the kids their custom Jack-O-Lantern pizza, fruit juice, apples, cheese and more, along with a costume contest & parade, arts & crafts, and games, plus a variety of Bounce House fun! Every kids leaves with healthy treats and a reminder to brush.
The 2011 bash added a benefit for the hungry children in West Ohio, and a partnership with WLIO television. In the past year, Lima Dental Associates has donated over $15,000 to the local food bank, and today’s event allowed parents to make voluntary cash donations on-site. Parents and kids also enjoyed a “teaching moment,” in which kids were asked to bring food donations that would find its way into backpacks for local kids to take food home for the weekends.
As Lima Dental Associates owner always says, “Keep Smiling, Caring and Sharing” — even in this season of fright.