American Student Dental Association (ASDA) volunteers offered time to help out with Operation Warm at the UIC Forum. The main event on November 2, 2013, was distribution of 10,000 brand-new winter coats for youth living in Chicago Housing Authority buildings. The children’s coats were donated by Pennsylvania-based nonprofit Operation Warm.
In addition, an ASDA volunteer Service Fair provided toothbrushes, toothpaste, and oral hygiene instructions at a health booth for over 5,000 CHA families attending the event.
Residents were grateful for information and supplies provided. This chance to give back to the community in meaningful way was a wonderful opportunity for ASDA members.