(Aug. 7th, 2017) – Following their desire to support children and parents in families with transracially adopted children, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has donated $14,000 to Transracial Journeys, an educational and social organization designed to support multicultural families. Transracial adoption refers to the adoption of a child that is of a different race than that of the adoptive parents.
The company-wide initiative was spearheaded by Kurt Harvey, GEDC’s Chief Business Development Officer, as he has been involved with Transracial Journeys since its formation after he and his wife, Kathy, formed their own transracial family. The funds provided to Transracial Journeys were the result of individual GEDC employee donations with matching donations from each GEDC and the Harvey family.
“It has been an incredible honor to see the progress we made in raising over $14,000 for such a great cause,” said Harvey. “I want to thank my colleagues and Great Expressions for joining my family in contributing to this incredible organization.”
GEDC understands the importance of building communities and breaking down barriers in pursuit of equality. For the past three years, GEDC has been a proud sponsor of Transracial Journeys Family Camp. The camp nurtures children’s racial identity and self-esteem, and helps parents understand core adoption challenges and the importance of culture and race in raising their children.
“As a company, we continue to seek opportunities to support organizations making an impact on the communities we serve,” said Richard Beckman, Chief Executive Officer of GEDC. “Having worked with Kurt for many years, we have seen firsthand what Transracial Journeys has done for his family, so we were pleased to be able to make this donation and appreciate the generous support of our entire staff.”
GEDC would like to thank everyone who contributed in the generous donation and Transracial Journeys for allowing us to support their cause.
About Transracial Journeys
Transracial Journeys is a non-profit organization designed to support and educate children and parents in families with transracially adopted children. Transracial Journeys focuses to nurture children’s racial identity development and self-esteem, help parents understand the importance of culture and race in raising children across racial lines, to foster a deeper understanding of core issues of adoption, to build community and promote racial justice and equity. For more information visit www.transracialjourneys.org, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Great Expressions Dental Centers
For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. Great Expressions is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. Great Expressions Dental Centers branded practices are independently-owned and operated in specific states by licensed dentists and their professional entities who employ the licensed professionals providing dental treatment and services. ADG, LLC provides administrative and business support services and licenses the Great Expressions Dental Centers brand name to independently-owned and operated dental practices. ADG does not own or operate dental practices, or employ the licensed professionals providing dental treatment and services. For more information, please visit www.greatexpressions.com.
Megan McCarl, on behalf of Great Expressions Dental Centers
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