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Tucson dentistry donates $10k to local non-profits

Dentistry 4 Kids handed out it's "Caring 4 Community" award on the south side
Posted at 5:13 PM, Apr 19, 2024

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — On the Southside this afternoon three Tucson non-profits each got a share of $10,000.

The "Caring 4 Community" award is given by Tucson’s local Dentistry 4 Kids offices.

Non-profits nominate themselves for the award then, over a few week period, asked community members to vote for them in order to win.

The winner of the top $5,000 prize was the Angel Heart Pajama Project.

Which works to give books and pajamas to foster kids in need across Southern Arizona.

“We see a lot of under-served kids in our practice and we want to help non-profits that are seeing the same kids," Dentist Amy Hauschildt said.

For the Angel Heart Pajama Project, the $10,000 will help them serve hundreds of more kids in the area.

“We’re going to buy a lot of pajamas and books," Maria Patterson said.

"We’re already shopping already online and in stores," Patti Lopez said.

La Paloma Family Service and Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson received the second and third place prices.

Adam Klepp is a reporter for KGUN 9. At his previous station in Yuma, Adam focused on a range of local issues including the border, water rights and healthcare. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan, and attended both Loyola University Chicago and Syracuse University. Share your story ideas and important issues with Adam by emailing or by connecting on Twitter.