Washington, DC, February 01, 2020 --(PR.com
)-- Mary’s Center was announced as the recipient of a $450,000 grant from the Robert I. Schattner Foundation, a private charitable foundation established by dentist and inventor Dr. Robert I. Schattner in 1992.
The grant will support Mary’s Center’s efforts to expand its service offering in Montgomery County, Maryland, in early 2020. Dental services will be provided at Mary’s Center’s new location in Silver Spring.
“We are thankful for this financial support that will allow us to enhance our Social Change Model which integrates healthcare, education and social services, by providing much needed dental care to Maryland residents,” says Maria Gomez, Mary’s Center’s president and CEO. “Our expansion of services in Montgomery County is a response to an urgent need in the community, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without the commitment of supporters like the Robert I. Schattner Foundation.”
Mary’s Center has provided dental care in the District of Columbia for 20 years, serving more than 20,000 participants a year. The new expansion will increase access to dental care throughout Metropolitan DC by serving an estimate of 3,400 dental participants in Montgomery County alone.
“Mary’s Center embodies the tenets of the Robert I. Schattner Foundation, which is to provide support to those in need, with a particular focus on dental care and education. Studies have shown that early access to dental care prevents the onset of countless health challenges. We are proud to partner with Mary’s Center on this important initiative,” said Sidney Bresler, President and Chairman, Robert I. Schattner Foundation.