Advantage Smiles for Kids targets youths ages 12-16 who show potential for at-risk behaviors that are economically disadvantaged and without the resources to provide them with the necessary, life changing orthodontics.
No, Advantage Smiles for Kids is an independent, non-profit organization without a specific religious or political affiliation. ASK helps identify children who meet eligibility criteria without regard to race, religion, creed, nationality, culture or background.
Unlike for-profit businesses, operating revenues come mainly from charitable donors committed to the aims of the organization. In addition to cash gifts, the organization seeks sponsors, grants, endowments and in-kind gifts. For example, orthodontists and dental professionals may choose to provide their services gratis or at reduced fees to make it possible for more children to be served by available funds. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service classifies Advantage Smiles For Kids as 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Yearly financial statements are prepared by an Oregon CPA firm and audited by a separate firm.
The parent/guardian must be willing to provide transportation; promote and support good oral hygiene in the child; ensure the child completes 4-8 hours of volunteer work monthly; and pay a monthly fee (TBD) to the orthodontist during the entire orthodontic treatment time.
Advantage Smiles for Kids depends on referrals from professionals working with at-risk children to identify those kids in most need of critical orthodontic treatment.
It takes 1 to 3 months for our organization to obtain all the paperwork we need to submit a case for review and a final determination to be made. If you have specific questions on a case that was submitted, please contact ASK at (541) 497-0020.
We now offer the ability to view your online giving history at Donation History page. Please use this often to check your balances and contact us if you notice any discrepancies.