ST. PAUL, Minn. – February 2, 2017 – A dental supply collection will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8 prior to the Minnesota Wild-Chicago Blackhawks game at 7 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center. Fans attending the game will have the opportunity to donate new dental supplies and monetary donations that will benefit children and adults through Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities’ Hope Dental Clinic, which provides free dental services to community members in the greater Twin Cities area.
“Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities is pleased to be the recipient of these dental products that will help children and adults in the Twin Cities area who need them most,” said Jessica Flotterud, executive director of Hope Dental Clinic at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. “These supplies will be provided to our patients at the clinic, at pediatric and adult treatment events, and our outreach program that serves 1,000 preschoolers in Ramsey County each school year.”
Items such as adult and child toothbrushes and toothpaste, floss, flossers and mouth rinse (preferably alcohol-free) can be dropped off at Xcel Energy Center gates 1 – 4 and outside section 104 until mid-way through the first period. Monetary donations will be accepted outside section 104 through the end of the game.
The collection event serves as the launch of Associated Bank’s Stock the BoxTM for Healthy Smiles campaign that will also take place in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin branches through Feb. 24. Those interested in donating new dental supplies who are unable to attend the Wild game on Feb. 8 are encouraged to bring items to their local Associated Bank branch.
“Associated Bank is excited to partner with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities for this first-ever dental supply collection that will benefit adults and children right here in our community,” said Anna Dosen, market executive, Associated Bank. “Our Stock the Box™ for Healthy Smiles campaign is a great way to give back to the community and bring awareness to National Children’s Dental Health Month.”
ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $29 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
ABOUT HOPE DENTAL CLINIC AT UNION GOSPEL MISSION
The Mission’s Dental Clinic was launched in 1965 and has grown to become the largest free dental clinic of its kind in the Upper Midwest. With over 600 volunteer dentists, hygienists, advanced dental therapists, assistants and translators, staff and volunteers treat those patients who cannot afford primary dental care such as cleanings, fillings and extractions, on a first-come, first-served basis by appointment only. Hope Dental is transitioning into a separate 501c3 in 2017 to continue its oral health outreach to those who need it most.
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