2019 Community Involvement
Operation Sleighbells, Helping Needy Children
Campi Dental in Wall is teaming up with Operation Sleighbells, a non-profit dedicated to helping almost 2,000 local children in need receive thousands of donated toys, books, coats, pajamas and infant necessities for the holiday season.
Local businesses, organizations and individuals partnered with Family & Children’s Service (FCS) to support the annual toy drive. The agency was founded in 1909 and offers a unique toy drive in that it addresses the wish list of participating children on their own unique tag that hangs on participating ‘Giving Trees’ with their name, size, and age on it.
“Giving is the true spirit of the Holidays,” Karen Campi of Wall said. “Helping local children receive items on their wishlist is a gift to all of us.” Campi is part of Campi Dental in Wall, who hosted one of the Giving Trees. “We sponsored 20 children this year and we’re honored and grateful that in just a few days all of the children were taken care of,” she said.
“Operation Sleighbells is a wonderful representation of FCS’s mission for supporting those in need with our programs and services” said Colleen Verriest, CEO of Family & Children’s Service (FCS). “Our founders had the compassionate vision to brighten the holidays for underserved children, by providing toys and gifts at Christmastime. 110 years after our founding, we are very fortunate to continue providing this to our community with donations from groups like Campi Dental.”
“For years I’ve wanted to buy for an individual child and know they are getting exactly what they want. Thankfully, Campi Dental had a Giving Tree that I was able to pick a name from so I could go out and get the very doll she was hoping for. There are no words to express how excited I am to have been able to get a gift that I know she will love on Christmas morning. It is the reason for the season. I will definitely be doing this every year!” said Noami Lockhart.
Annual Candy Buy Back Program
We are very excited to partner with Team Shamrock and The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Since 2005, Campi Dental has collected more than 7,500 pounds of candy through the Candy Buy-Back Program.
“Our goal is to create grass-root programs that support the unique needs of our community. We hope that this provides the opportunity to give something back to the troops defending our nation — who could sure use a treat or two,” said Dr. Jack Campi.
If you’re like most parents you’ll want to donate that cavity causing candy and show your kids how they can help our troops! Campi Cares philanthropic efforts focus on overall health and wellness, nutrition and education in our community.
Help Support Our Annual Backpack Drive
Nourish You – Mind. Body. Soul
Campi Dental was honored to create and sponsor Nourish YOU with Mary’s Place by the Sea, aligning their missions of overall health and wellness for an empowering event. Attendees rejuvenated their minds, bodies, and souls through instructional classes including guided meditation, nutrition education, and Soul Collage®. These group sessions were rounded out by a plant-based lunch and a “fireside chat” with Executive Coach Jeanie Coomber, Event Sponsor Karen Campi from Campi Dental, and co-founders of Mary’s Place by the Sea Michele Gannon and Maria McKeon.
Campi Dental created and sponsored this special day to share their knowledge acquired through decades of serving the community. “We are passionate about overall health and wellness and there are many things you can do to nourish your mind, body, and soul. We are proud to shed light on the importance of self-care, positive daily habits, and nutrition so that you can feel confident of being the best version of yourself,” said Karen Campi.
President and Co-Founder of Mary’s Place by the Sea Michele Gannon shared “Over the past ten years of offering 9,000 women with cancer the opportunity to hit the pause button and process their dis-ease, we have found that 80% of what they talk about is what happened before their diagnosis: the grief, trauma, and hardship. We are realizing that there is a great need for women of every age and in every stage of life to be practicing self-care right NOW. We were thrilled to welcome these women into our home to help them quiet the noise, empty some of their emotional baggage and just breathe. We are grateful to Campi Dental for sponsoring this event!”
In a note to the event organizers, one attendee wrote: “I can’t thank you enough for planning the Nourish YOU event. I don’t know where to begin and maybe have still not realized the full impact that those few hours had on my life. I went back to work yesterday relaxed and with quite a different perspective on life. Thank you for including me in such an amazing experience.”
“Coming together as a community of like-minded women for the day and practicing self-care has been nothing short of a blessing,” said Cheryl Campi.
Supporting Mary’s Place by the Sea – a place for women with cancer to heal: mind, body and soulProceeds from this event benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea, a respite home for women with cancer. To learn more about Mary’s Place by the Sea, visit www.marysplacebythesea.org.
Soul Stories created a video that captured the connections and emotion felt during Nourish YOU
We wanted to say a special thank you to Mary’s Place by the Sea for hosting this amazing event, and to Kathy & the kitchen staff for the delicious food! Below you can click to view a full list of recipes from the day.
Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month
Many young parents know the importance of bringing your children in for routine dental cleanings and exams. Although most parents don’t understand the importance of those check-ups and the role they plan in their child’s overall health and life. February is Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month, and we’re doing our best to educate our patients and the community on the importance of oral health from a young age. Our doctors have been connecting with kids in the classrooms, in the community, and in the office to help educate and try to make it exciting for kids to brush, floss, and take the best care of their teeth possible.