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Ambiance boutiques raise almost $2,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

From left, Big Brothers Big Sisters President Christie Clemons, Past President Karen Colombo and Development Director Patty Carpenter accept a check from Ambiance owner Kannyn January and Manager Jacui Clark-Charlesworth.
From left, Big Brothers Big Sisters President Christie Clemons, Past President Karen Colombo and Development Director Patty Carpenter accept a check from Ambiance owner Kannyn January and Manager Jacui Clark-Charlesworth.

San Luis Obispo

Ambiance boutiques in downtown San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles held a two-day fundraiser and raised $1,844 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County. Their donation helps support the agency’s one-to-one mentoring programs throughout the county.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Anna Boyd-Bucy said: “Ambiance is making a big difference in the community. The children who receive a mentor because of their generosity will grow up to be better educated, wealthier and have stronger relationships.”

San Luis Obispo County

Tolosa Children’s Dental Center provides children with dental services as part of Give Kids a Smile in San Luis Obispo County. February, which is National Children’s Dental Health Month, marked the beginning of Give Kids a Smile activities throughout the county as dental professionals and school personnel identified elementary school children to receive dental screenings.

So far this year, Tolosa Children’s Dental Center has provided 23 children with dental care at an estimated value of $17,863. An additional $52,165 dollars in care is still in progress.

“We love to see the smiles on these kids’ faces when they come back for their regular cleaning appointments. Sometimes it’s the first time they’ve come to the dentist without mouth pain bringing them here. That’s very rewarding,” said Dr. Andrea Livingood, Tolosa Children’s Dental Center’s dental director.

For more information, visit tolosachildrensdental.org.

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