Over the years, Ford has prioritized giving back to local communities, most recently supporting Latina entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19 and providing scholarships to minorities. In March, Ford announced it would launch the Motor City Kares Giveaway to give one dentist the chance to win a $150,000 Ford Transit mobile dentistry office to help families living in low-income areas. Now, a new Ford Transit van donation program has gifted a mobile dentist office to two minority-led Michigan dental health providers.
Teaming up with Delta Dental and Kare Mobile to equip its mobile dental clinics, the Ford Transit van donation program aims to provide high-quality, affordable dental care for those in Southwest Detroit. Hygiene On Wheels was the first to receive a donated Ford Transit. Deanna Alexander, a registered dental hygienist, founded the organization in 2008. Alexandar has provided dental care and education for underserved communities since 2008. Michigan’s most prominent non-profit dental service provider, My Community Dental Center (MCDC), received the second Transit van. Founded in 2006, MCDC currently has 34 locations across the state.
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