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340 E Coronado Rd, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Kendra Scott Shopping Party for Smiles!
We are so excited to partner with Kendra Scott and Wiand Dental Laboratory to host a holiday party for a cause! Join us on Sunday, November 11th at Kendra Scott at the Scottsdale Quarter anytime between 1 pm – 4 pm to shop trendy jewels while you enjoy sips and sweets! The best part? 20% of all the proceeds during those hours will benefit Smiles Beyond the Bars! If you can’t attend, you can still help us simply by calling in and placing an order over the phone during that time too!
 
When: Sunday, November 11 
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 PM 
Where: Kendra Scott at the Scottsdale Quarter 
 
Kendra Scott sells reasonably trendy and classic statement pieces that complete any outfit! They also have a fun Color Bar where you can make your own jewelry!
Please help us spread the word and we hope to see you there!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Smiles for Success Gala! Click here to see pictures! 


CHANGE A SMILE, CHANGE A LIFE

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Smiles Beyond provides the gift of restored smiles to women and men who have experienced incarceration or domestic violence and are committed to rebuilding their lives to one of independence

Through a network of dental professionals and labs, Smiles has helped more than 210 formerly incarcerated recipients in Arizona whose teeth have suffered the effects of drugs, poverty and prison. With close to $1 million in dental procedures contributed annually since 2009, Smiles recipients have successfully transitioned into society resulting in a 0.1% recidivism rate and has saved nearly $7.5 million in Arizona tax payer’s dollars not going towards incarceration costs.

Click here if you would like to make a donation. 

Smiles Beyond the Bars is a proud member of the Phoenix Metro Chamber of Commerce.

 

A SMILE DEDICATED TO CHRIST  

“I smile because God gave me a second chance and Smiles Beyond The Bars is a big part of this.” Pastor Stas spends his days serving as the Associate Pastor at Phoenix World Outreach Church and works closely with the homeless outreach programs. His parishioners are greeted by his joyful smile. A smile that has always been beautiful on the inside and now is just as beautiful on the outside. A smile that shows the happiness that comes with being given a second chance at life. 

Pastor Stas recently became a recipient of Smiles Beyond The Bars. He is currently in the middle of his dental journey and just recently received his first set of temporary implants.

Here he sits smiling with the dental staff who gave him the new smile just minutes after coming out of surgery. For the first time in a long time, he doesn’t have the pain and discomfort so often associated with the need for dental work.

“My dental work not only improved my appearance, but it also greatly improved my health. I was suffering from chronic pain, infection and the inability to enjoy a simple meal. I suffered from migraines and my eternal health was being affected.” 

Not anymore! While Pastor Stas has a long dental road ahead, his excellent team, Dr. Jennifer Bayer and Dr. Robert Guyette, are with him every step of the way!

“It has been a new lease on life. Everyday I look in the mirror and can honestly say that I am not ashamed of what I see. I am still early in the program and I believe the opportunities are just beginning.”

However, this wasn’t always the case. As a troubled child, Pastor Stas discovered drugs at a very young age, resulting in a long battle with drug use which ultimately led to spending time in prison.

“I ended up losing my sons over my foolishness and I was on a total path of distraction, even suicidal at one point. That’s when the Lord finally spoke to me. I heard, ‘is this how I want my sons to remember me?’ I knelt on the ground and dedicated my life to Christ. This was the beginning of a new life.” 

Smiles Beyond The Bars focuses on giving recipients like Pastor Stas a new chance at life. Giving recipients the confidence to smile opens up a world of opportunities.

“This program has transformed lives. It’s a program of restoration. It’s a program of hope, where hope was lost. It’s amazing how a new smile can restore one’s self esteem.” 

 

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