Elgin’s National Night Out 2017

On August 1st, Positive Impact Fox Valley (PIFV) participated in Elgin’s National Night Out.  National Night Out is an annual community building event that promotes police-community partnerships to raise awareness on safety in our communities.

 

Before the event, PIFV members were hard at work!  PIFV received a donation of 900 dental kits!  These kits included: a toothbrush, toothbrush cap, dental floss, and a timer. Members wrote and sent out letters to local hotels, dentists, and retailers requesting travel size toothpaste to put into the kits as well.  Once again, our community supported our efforts with five dentist offices and one retail store donating the 900 travel sized toothpastes we needed!  The week before National Night Out, members had fun putting the toothpaste in all 900 kits as well as our logo stickers on each of the kits.   We also got our table decor/activities prepped and ready for the children to work on at our table.  Other members prepared the “selfie” frame as well.  The preparation for National Night Out was a whole team effort with all hands on deck and we had a blast preparing for it!

 

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On August 1st, PIFV hosted a table: “Make Brushing Amazing”.  We had a special guest present….our very own Tooth Fairy who helped to greet all the children who stopped by our table!  The children were so excited to take pictures with the tooth fairy! Every child that stopped by our booth was able to receive one of the dental kits for free!  Children were also able to complete a number of activity pages that had to do with dental health!  Families also enjoyed taking “selfies” with our “selfie” frame!  Our “selfie” frame decorated with all of the names of the dentist offices who donated toothpaste for our kits.  Many families were able to get plenty of recommendations for a dentist in their community!

 

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Special Thanks to our toothpaste donators: Associates for Oral, Max & Impl. Surgery, Bender Dental Care, Northeast Family Dental Care, Miller Dentistry, and Thornwood Dental.

Overall, National Night Out was a HUGE success!  We are excited for next year!

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