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Join the Young & Healthy Alliance

The Young & Healthy Alliance is a newly established group of dedicated individuals who believe in investing in our community’s future by providing all children access to quality healthcare.  Their mission is to offer philanthropic support, community outreach and unique resources to Young & Healthy.  The Alliance is the multi-generational, social wing of Young & Healthy, designed to raise awareness of the vital need for programs and services in a casual, fun atmosphere.  In addition to fun social events, each Young & Healthy Alliance program year will culminate in an invitation to join us for a unique first-hand volunteer experience at the annual Mobile Dental Clinic.

A branch of the Young & Healthy Alliance is the Kids’ Alliance.  The Kids’ Alliance is a volunteer group open to all children of Alliance members.  The Kids’ Alliance is a fun and social way to introduce our next generation of volunteers to the satisfaction associated with service, starting with supporting our Mobile Dental Clinic.  Our inaugural Kids’ Alliance co-directors are Asher and Mia Singla, a 5th grade brother- sister dynamic duo whose enthusiasm sparked the idea for the Kids’ Alliance.

Participating in the Mobile Dental Clinic is transformative.  Each year, for one week, Young & Healthy provides kids in need of dental care with access to comprehensive dental services in a single, convenient location set up just for them.  If you have not seen the clinic in action, there is no better way to experience the vital work of Young Healthy in an up-close, personal and meaningful way.

We invite you to become a member of the Alliance this year.  Annual Memberships are available (July-June).  Please contact the Young & Healthy office at 626-795-5166 for additional information.  Ask to speak to Jan or Teresa.  Or email us at jan@yhpasadena.org or teresa@yhpasadena.org

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Mobile Dental Clinic 2016

The Young & Healthy 2016 Mobile Dental Clinic was held February 5-12 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena. The USC Ostrow School of Dentistry was there with its dental vans and a crew a fabulous dentists to provide over 110 Pasadena area children with needed dental services. “Many of our visitors, including teens, saw a dentist for the first time,” commented Mary Donnelly-Crocker.  This year, Young & Healthy’s ALLIANCE group, including parents and their children, were on-hand on Saturday to do arts and crafts with the children waiting for appointments and to prepare and serve a brown bag lunch to all in attendance, including patients, their families, and community and professional volunteers. Several other volunteer groups also partnered with Young & Healthy on Saturday, including National Charity League Pasadena, Pasadena Lion’s Club with their mobile vision & hearing van, Pasadena Library, Pasadena Public Health, Los Angeles County Public Health, Huntington Hospital, Charles J. Korth O.D., and the Pasadena HEAR Center. MCF_2408resized MCF_2543resized MCF_2611resized MCF_2833resized MCF_2457resized

Thank you for your support, Pasadena Community Foundation!

Young & Healthy is extremely grateful for a grant from the unrestricted funds of the Pasadena Community Foundation, made possible by generous donors since 1953.

The Pasadena Community Foundation is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the greater Pasadena area. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1953, the Foundation works with donors to establish charitable funds and supports nonprofit organizations through a variety of grant making programs.

2015 Mobile Dental Clinic

MCF_8142 resized MCF_8176 resized MCF_7979 resized MCF_7883 resizedYoung & Healthy sponsored the Mobile Dental Clinic from February 27- March 6 this year.  The mobile dental vans from USC rolled in and set up shop at Eliot Middle School in order to provide services to 107 needy Pasadena area children.  On Friday, all of the children received a screening and a dental treatment plan for the coming week.  On Saturday each child had a complete dental cleaning.  During the rest of the following week, each child had multiple appointments in order to complete their treatment plan.

Many thanks to Young & Healthy’s financial sponsors for the clinic, The Patron Saints Foundation and the Lions Club Memorial Trust.  Thank you also to all our volunteers, including National Charity League Pasadena volunteers, who helped entertain the young patients who awaited their appointments, as well as Panda Cares, who donated and served a delicious lunch to all dentists, volunteers and patients and their families.