Jacaranda Smiles is Spreading Holiday Cheer!

This holiday season, Jacaranda Smiles has chosen to spread holiday cheer to the Women in Distress of Broward County. They are in need of toys from ages infant to 12 years and gifts for teens and their parents. They are accepting gift cards to Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Sears, and JC Penny as well as gas cards and movie passes. They are also in need of gift wrap for the gifts.

Let’s help gift those in need with holiday smiles! You can bring your gift to your next appointment and leave it with us to donate. We are accepting donations through December 15th! Thank you in advance for your participation.

Community Event: Paws for a Cause

Starting November 1st, we need you to join us in Paws for a Cause! The holidays are a special time to share smiles with others and we would love to help our four legged friends at the Broward Humane Society. The animals there are in need of donations like pet food (limit of 5 pound bag), treats, beds, toys, and blankets. Please drop off your donation at any of our office locations between November 1st and December 18th.
In addition, on December 18th, Dr. Rene has volunteered to have himself taped to the wall. However, the question is how much tape will it take to make him stick???
You can purchase 1 foot of tape to try to help Dr. Rene stick to the wall and all cash donations will go directly to the Humane Society of Broward County.
Children- $1 per foot of tape
Adults- $3 per foot of tape
Please purchase the tape in advance at any of our locations and thank you for helping us share smiles all over Plantation and Pembroke Pines. We are thankful for our “paw”some patients and amazing community!

Back to School Note from Dr. Khakhria

Ugggh, it’s that time of the year again. After the long hot summer of swimming, camps and vacations with your parents, it is time to go back to school. Look on the bright side, you get to see all your friends again. Of course, your favorite class in school is “recess”. You can look forward to meeting new teachers and maybe even a few new friends in class. Sadly, you may find some old friends are no longer in your school. Think of the beginning of the school year an exciting new beginning. You are now one grade older, your classes will be more interesting and stimulating. Your teachers will treat you a little differently too. Your school trip this year will probably be longer and to somewhere more grown up. Now I wish I was going back to school too! 😉

Have a great year and remember to smile!

From, Dr. Khakhria

 

Ice Cream, Dentists, & Smiles!

At the end of June, the team at Jacaranda smiles took the time to give all their friends a very special treat on a hot summer day. Drs. Khakhria and Rene borrowed a traditional ice cream van with all the bells and music. Loaded it up with all the classic ice cream and drove around Broward County to surprise their friends in the dental offices. They loved it! Some of their patients all got into the act and helped themselves too. It made for a fun and memorable afternoon for everyone.

Blessing Bags

We had an outstanding response for our blessing bags request! Thank you all so much! Drs. Khakhria and Rene would like to single out a couple of donors specifically for the effort t they went to in order to organize a significant quantity of blessing bags. Bianca Feliciano, PDA, and our patients arranged a contribution in excess of 100 bags!

As many of you know, these bags were a care package for the homeless children in our community. These children are housed at Covenant House in Ft. Lauderdale. Our collection is only the tip of the iceberg as they are in need of more.

We delivered the boxes of blessing bags last week to Katie and Elisa who were so appreciative. We would love to show you pictures of the kids there, but felt it not appropriate. Many of these children have run away from violence, abuse, drugs, and alcohol. Once on the street, some find their way to the Covenant House. Here, they have hope of possibly making something of their lives.

Ladies and gentleman, I propose we hug our children a little tighter and thank their lucky stars that they have you around.

Again, thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection and this amazing cause. There are pictures on our Facebook or Instagram pages – check it out and make sure to “like” our page so you can find out about our next donation!

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