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Delta Dental's Days of Doing

Michigan Business Beat
October 17, 2017 3:00 PM


Chris Holman speaks with Claire Doroh, Corporate Citizenship Specialist Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, to review their employee volunteer days which have been going on this month.
Claire shares what Delta Dental’s Days of Doing are. What exactly a Day of Doing entails. Why this initiative is so important to Delta Dental, and what other ways Delta Dental of Michigan is doing, celebrating 60 years of smiles. Her interview is the SoundCloud Podcast shared at the bottom of this article.

According to Delta Dental's press room: Hundreds of Delta Dental employees volunteer across Mid-Michigan Okemos, Michigan —
Delta Dental employees and their families are participating in Delta Dental’s Days of Doing in honor of the company’s 60th anniversary. Employees dedicate their time volunteering at three nonprofit organizations across Mid-Michigan over the two weeks.
"Corporate citizenship and philanthropy are engrained in the culture at Delta Dental,” said Teri Battaglieri, Director of Communications, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Delta Dental. “Employees regularly donate their time and resources to local organizations, so a company-wide volunteer effort was the perfect way to celebrate 60 years in Michigan and give back to our communities.”
In 2016, Delta Dental employees dedicated 1,415 company-sponsored volunteer hours to various organizations across Michigan.
Delta Dental’s Days of Doing kicked off Saturday at Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center in Lansing, where child victims of physical and sexual abuse were interviewed and offered therapy at no cost.
Volunteers do a variety of volunteer tasks at all three locations, including installing wall decals, creating art, building picnic tables and compost bins and harvesting crops.
The schedule for the Days of Doing:
·Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. —Small Talk Children’s Assessment Center, 3400 Pine Tree Road, Suite 106, Lansing
·Sunday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. —Greater Lansing Food Bank, 2401 Marcus Street, Lansing
·Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Forgotten Harvest Farms, 9153 Major Road, Fenton
About Delta Dental of Michigan Delta Dental of Michigan and its affiliates in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee collectively are among the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2016, the enterprise paid out $3.6 billion for dental care for 12.8 million members. Offices are located in Okemos and Farmington Hills, Michigan; Sherwood and Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dublin, Ohio; and Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee.
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