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Dentist donates another year of smiles to Windrush Farm
Another year and more smiles return to Windrush Farm on behalf of Dr. Peter McAllister, a dentist out of Topsfield.
Dr. McAllister, of Boxford, and his staff participates each year in the Smiles For Life charity program. This is where a select group of dentist across North America present the opportunity for individuals to have their teeth professionally whitened, while donating the proceeds to children’s charities of the dentist choice.
From March to June each year, participating dentist provide patients with professional teeth whitening at a discounted price on behave of this amazing program. All of the proceeds gain during this time period go directly to the local charity of choice, while half going to The Smiles For Life Foundation.
Once again, Dr. McAllister has chosen Windrush Farm, a local nonprofit horse farm in Boxford and North Andover that work with children and adults to ride and work with horses that specializing in teaching physically, emotionally, and learning disabled
Since 1998, Smiles for Life has raised over $33 million, benefiting hundreds of children’s charities. “Smiles For Life allows a person to help children in need by doing something that benefits them as well,” explains Greg Anderson, director of the Crown Council. “Our doctors donate their time and expertise, while Ultradent generously provides all Opalescence whitening products. You receive a brighter smile, and, best of all, provide children with a brighter future.”
“How to we begin to thank Dr. McAllister and his incredible staff?” said Amanda Hogan, Executive Director of Windrush Farm. “We continue to be so grateful for Dr. McAllister support. Without individuals like him, Windrush Farm would not be able to provide our unique programing to children, adults and veterans, day after day.”
Nothing says fun like Southern BBQ and a Bluegrass band. Especially when it benefits the work of two nonprofit organizations.
The event was the brainchild of the Topsfield American Legion – Post 255. Led by the commander of the post, Dave Comeau, Bob Shamroth, Bill Quinn, Paul Grillo and Al Didonato, the group hosted a ribs or chicken dinner with entertainment by the bluegrass group, E.C. & The Moonshiners on Saturday, August 9th.
Proceeds were split from between Honor Flight and Windrush Farm’s Veteran’s program, Horsemanship for Heroes.
A group of members spent the morning at the farm on September 1st to present Windrush Farm’s executive director, Amanda Hogan, with a check for $1,000.
“The mission of Windrush Farm, specifically their services for veterans, is an important one and we were thrilled to select them as one of our beneficiaries,” says Commander Dave Comeau.
Windrush Farm’s Horsemanship for Heroes is a program that helps returning veterans suffering from emotional or physical disabilities due to combat through working with horses.
“We are grateful to the members at the Topsfield American Legion for their generosity,” says Mandy Hogan, Windrush Farm executive director. “Our clients only pay a quarter of the actual cost of this unique therapy so it’s thanks to caring people like the crew at the Legion that we are able to continue to offer our services.”
Windrush Farm was honored on Saturday, April 5th at the North Andover Merchants Association’s Gala for 50 years of service. Presented was a beautiful plaque for the Windrush offices and certificates from the House of Representatives and the State Senate. Very cool!