Local dentist helps patients smile and give to charity

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vacherie – Local dentist Dr. James Stafford made a charitable contribution of $910 recently to Bayou Land Families Helping Families as a result of the efforts of his office in the Smiles for Life Campaign.
Accepting the donation from the BLFHF was Kim Detillier, executive director. Earlier this year, Stafford invited his patients and members of the community to whiten their teeth for a reduced price with 100 percent of the proceeds going to charity.  
“Because of the generosity of the many patients and community members who participated, Bayou Land Families Helping Families will be able fulfill more of its mission in our community,” explained Stafford.   
The Smiles for Life Foundation is the children’s charity organization of the Crown Council, an organization of leading-edge dentists throughout North America. Each year over a four-month period, Crown Council dentists participating in the Smiles for Life campaign offer professional teeth whitening services at a considerably reduced price and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to children’s charities. The Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation has raised more than $33 million since 1998, benefiting nearly 500 children’s charities across North America. Since joining the campaign, Stafford, has raised approximately  $22,500.
Through a unique partnership with legendary entertainer Garth Brooks and his Teammates For Kids Foundation, Smiles For Life guarantees that a full 50 percent of the money raised by Crown Council members like Stafford goes to children’s charities in communities across North America. The remaining 50 percent is contributed to a local children’s charity, Bayou Land Families Helping Families.
For more information about teeth whitening or how to participate in the Smiles for Life campaign in the future, contact Dr. James Stafford at 225-265-3026 or log onto www.SmilesforLife.org or www.drjamesstafford.com.