Named in recognition of the $200,000+ donation given by the Club, the dental clinic serves exclusively the estimated 74,000 adults in Wake County who lack access to quality dental care. So focused, the clinic has major medical and health care benefits for those directly served along with the community at large.
Wake Smiles operates the clinic as a project of the Wake and Raleigh Dental Societies drawing upon voluntary services from local dentists, hygienists, specialists, dental students, and faculties. The clinic occupies well designed and equipped space inside Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, marking the first time that a Salvation Army center anywhere has housed a medical facility.
The clinic welcomes voluntary services of Club members and area Rotarians. The campaign for the clinic was led by Beth Briggs, former Club president. The gift is the largest by far in the Club’s 100 years, exceeding the original goal by raising $205,800.
Rotary Club of Raleigh | P.O. Box 20807 | Raleigh, NC 27619