Scottsdale resident, Senator Yee team up to deliver ‘smile bags’

From left is Dr. Sandi Perez, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Executive Director, Senator Kimberly Yee, and Terry Smith, Phoenix Rescue Mission Program Director.

From left is Dr. Sandi Perez, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation executive director,
Senator Kimberly Yee, and Terry Smith, Phoenix Rescue Mission program director.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Senator Kimberly Yee, joined by Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Executive Director and Scottsdale resident, Sandi Perez, selected and presented the women and children of the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Changing Lives Center with 200 smile bags.

Through their legislative outreach program, Delta Dental of Arizona offers legislators the opportunity to donate smile bags to nonprofits of their choice.

Each smile bag contained a toothbrush, tooth paste and floss.

“I couldn’t have thought of a better cause than providing some great dental supplies to Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Changing Lives Center,” said Senator Yee in a press release. “Thank you to Delta Dental for the donation.”

The Changing Lives Center is the only faith-based recovery program in the region offering long-term, comprehensive services to women and children, the release stated. The program provides a stable, nurturing environment where women work through addiction and abuse issues.

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