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DEC. 5, 2014 — LACASA Center hosted a 10|10 Open House luncheon to honor its decade-long alliance with the June & Edward Kellogg Family Dental Foundation.
The Kellogg foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014 and marked 10 years of partnership with LACASA Center in providing positive parenting programs throughout the community.
LACASA President & CEO, Bobette Schrandt, presented Dr. Thomas M. Kellogg with a plaque commemorating 10-years of the foundation supporting parents and families in Livingston County.
The June & Edward Kellogg Family Dental Foundation was established in honor of Dr. Kellogg’s parents, who were lifelong Howell residents and involved in a variety of civic and philanthropic organizations in Livingston County.
The foundation supports several parenting education programs in partnership with LACASA, including Nurturing Families, an educational series for parents of young children, and Father’s Only, a multi-week series that helps male role models build strong family relationships.
Dr. Kellogg owns Kellogg Dental on Byron Road in Howell. The dental group aids a variety of civic groups and charitable organizations. Dr. Kellogg recently spearheaded the expansion and beautification of the Howell Veterans Memorial on the grounds of Howell’s historic county courthouse. Kellogg Dental also hosts Operation Gratitude, an annual Halloween candy buyback program that ships unopened candy to troops overseas.
Kellogg Dental offers an Annual Day of Free Dentistry each September to aid local residents in need of dental care.
The 10|10 luncheon featured guest speakers who thanked Dr. Kellogg for supporting local parenting programs. Former class participants shared their experiences and the positive impact the classes had on their parenting abilities.
Over the past 10 years, the June & Edward Kellogg Family Dental Foundation has donated more than $250,000 to fund LACASA’s parenting programs designed to prevent child abuse, strengthen parenting skills, and build strong family relationships.
“We are honored to partner with the Kellogg Foundation,” said Bobette Schrandt. “The parenting programs funded by the foundation help teach parents, step parents, grandparents and parenting role models valuable skills. Participants learn about child development stages, they gain parenting communication tools, learn positive discipline techniques, and acquire skills that help them cope with the challenges of parenthood.”
The programs, according to Schrandt, have far-reaching benefits. “When we provide parents with the tools to nurture family relationships, we enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods, our schools and our community.”