Join us for AZ Gives Day on April 3rd!
We are proud be a part of AZ Gives Day on April 3! On this day, non-profits from around the state come together to raise awareness within the community. Smiles is happy to join this wonderful cause and ask our supporters to consider donating to us on this day. The donations we receive allow us to give recipients a new smile and the chance to make a fresh start in life. In 2017, out of our 40 recipients, not one returned to prison. It costs the state $38,000 to keep one person in prison for a year, which means in 2017 alone we saved the state 1.52 million! Every donation, no matter how big or small, gets us one step to closer to helping a deserving recipient receive a new smile.
On April 3, we ask you to visit our AZ Gives page found here!
CHANGE A SMILE, CHANGE A LIFE
Offering Dental Services to Formerly Incarcerated People
The mission of Smiles Beyond the Bars (Smiles) is to embrace the formerly incarcerated men and women who have begun the process of changing their lives. Smiles does so by working closely with the finest team of dentist professionals to give these deserving recipients the gift of a new smile.
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.