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Right now, Oregon has one of the highest rates of childhood dental disease in the country.

52% of 6 to 9-year-olds in Oregon have a cavity, 20% have untreated decay, and 14% have rampant decay.
Dental issues can keep kids out of school and cause financial and emotional distress for families struggling to get by. Plus, helping kids create good oral hygiene habits can prevent more than just cavities because more serious health problems can result later in life from poor oral care.

United Way of Lane County and Burley are teaming up to change that.
Simple initiatives can help eliminate the dental health crisis facing our children. That is why United Way of Lane and Burley are teaming up to provide children in Lane County with a Dental Kit, along with curriculum support for educators and information for parents.

For more information about this project check out this great video.

Want to help? Here's how:

We need volunteers: with 15,000 dental kits to assemble, we need all the help we can get. Join us on December 14, 3-5pm; December 15, 9-11am; January 10, 5-7pm; January 15, 9-11 am as people throughout the community come together to support this important initiative. Contact Julie DiBiase to register or for more information at jdibiase@unitedwaylane.orgor at 541-741-6000.

Help get dental kits into the hands of Lane County kids by being a sponsor. Contributions at all levels are greatly appreciated to support this project. Any company sponsoring 1000+ kits will have the opportunity to create an employee volunteer opportunity on-site at your workplace! Find out more about sponsorship by contacting Sylvia Barry at sbarry@unitedwaylane.orgor at 541-741-6000.


Thank you to Burley and our other generous sponsors: