WHAT IS TOYS FOR TEETH?
Toys for Teeth was founded in 2014 by Dr. Tim Stirneman.
He has been serving his community for 30 years and owns a dental practice called Compassionate Dental Care. He liked the idea of Toys For Tots, but wanted to focus his efforts on directly helping the kids of his community.
After searching for the right local charity, Dr. Tim partnered up with the Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township. Collecting toys for children was a great start, but if many of these under-resourced children are in need of toys, chances are they are in even more need of dental care. So in addition to collecting a toy, Toys for Teeth also offers a free dental cleaning and exam for each child that is overdue.
LOCAL BUSINESSES INVOLVMENT
Jim Wojdyla started working at Dr. Tim's dental practice in 2017. He loved the mission wanted to expand the reach. After a couple years of collecting toys at Compassionate Dental Care, Jim asked a couple of his friend's local businesses if they would help collect toys. Seven businesses agreed to help collect 100 toys.
TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
In 2018 Toys For Teeth partnered up with the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce. With their help we were able to get 24 businesses to collect over 500 toys! In 2019 we already have almost 50 businesses participating and we have a goal of collecting over 1,000 toys!