“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” This quote from Mother Teresa conveys the importance of sharing smiles. Unfortunately, many children in the Ozarks don’t want to show their smiles because they are ashamed of them. Thanks to the generosity of people in the Ozarks, the Tooth Truck continues to help over 1,000 children in need, each and every year.
The annual operating budget of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is $600,000, half of which is funded through Missouri Medicaid. The remaining $300,000 is provided by donations from caring people in our community – people like you! The results are pretty amazing — we convert your $300,000 in donations to nearly $1 million in dental treatment for kids who really need our help.