The Discovery Box Publishing has launched a collaboration with the non-profit Smile for a Lifetime Foundation. This fabulous nation-wide group of professionals identifies under-served teens in severe need of orthodontic treatment and awards them scholarships to cover the costs. In return, the students commit to a community service project of their choice. This two-way partnership creates a great win-win opportunity, and the program has already attracted professional members in more than twenty states.
From our first print run back in 2006, we decided we wanted to donate a portion of our company profits to someone making a difference with silver smiles. After doing so at a local level, we are very pleased to have linked up with Smile for a Lifetime, particularly because each orthodontic practice sets up his or her own local board to choose the scholarship recipients.
We have now started shipping a dozen copies of The Braces Cookbook: Recipes You (and Your Orthodontist) Will Love to each participating orthodontist to give to those new patients. This first round will include 400 free cookbooks, and we intend to keep up the donations for years to come. What a great way to spread smiles! Check out their website, at http://www.s4l.org/.