The Assistance League of Whittier visited all elementary schools in South Whittier School District throughout the month of February to teach students the importance of good dental hygiene through a puppet show called “To Tell The Tooth”.
The puppet show had many characters including Sugarbug and Dr. Hoo, who was an owl and also a dentist, that showed students how to properly care for their teeth. They demonstrated how to properly brush and floss and how important it is to visit the dentist at least twice a year. The show also showed students what could happen if they don’t properly care for their teeth.
After the show the ladies gave students goodie bags. The goodie bags included a tooth brush and a card with information of a dentist that they work with that provides dental care at a, affordable price to people with or without insurance. They also told students that if their family is not able to afford a dentist they can contact the Assistance League of Whittier and they would help them with those services.
The Assistance League of Whittier is a non-profit organization that is made entirely of volunteers. Their vision is, “To work as a team assisting Greater Whittier Area residents to become healthier and better educated through our philanthropic and fundraising activities.”
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