Help create smiles: Support Foundation through the holidays

AmazonSmile and Giving Tuesday offer two ways to support the CDA Foundation and its oral health programs this holiday season. As the philanthropic arm of the California Dental Association, the Foundation offers financial support to dental professionals and community-based organizations statewide that provide dental care to underserved communities. 

Shop Cyber Monday and throughout the holidays with AmazonSmile, which donates 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to charitable organizations selected by the customer. To participate, go to smile.amazon.com, sign up or log in and choose “CDA Foundation” as your charity.

Also, make a donation to the Foundation during #GivingTuesday starting at 5 a.m. PST, Tuesday, Nov. 27, and PayPal will match up to $7 million raised for U.S. nonprofits through Facebook. Donations made through the CDA Cares Facebook page on this global day of giving can be matched up to $250,000.

Learn more about CDA Foundation, including its two flagship programs, CDA Cares and the annual Student Loan Repayment Grant.

The California Dental Association Foundation (“CDA Foundation”) is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN #68-0411536). Contributions to CDA Foundation in excess of the fair market value of products, services, and/or payments received are tax deductible. The Internal Revenue Service states that taxpayers cannot take a charitable deduction for money paid to purchase raffle tickets from nonprofit organizations. If you need payment details, please contact the CDA Foundation. If you have any questions about tax-deductible items, please contact your tax advisor.

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The CDA Foundation has wrapped up another successful CDA Cares in Modesto. The volunteer clinic provided more than $1.6 million in care to 1,533 people during the Oct. 27-28 event at the Modesto Centre Plaza — the same location as the very first CDA Cares event held in 2012. Nearly 1,800 volunteers donated their time and skills, including hundreds of dentists and dental health professionals who provided fillings, cleanings, extractions, limited dentures and more.