Wednesday Isn’t Wednesday Without Joyce!

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Mrs. Joyce McKenzie, of Lenexa, KS, has been supporting the SCL staff since July of 2011. A retired elementary school teacher, Joyce taught in the Kansas City, MO School District for 27 years. She volunteers her time with us every Wednesday in a variety of projects, most notably assisting in our extensive application process. This includes entering complete and incomplete applications to our data base, filing and mailing thousands of pieces of mail to our program participants. During Joyce’s tenure, she has supported SCL in creating healthy, confident smiles for over 5,000 children across the United States and Canada.

“I had tried a couple of previous volunteer jobs and they didn’t really ‘fit’ for me. I actually discovered SCL via the Internet. It sounded like a very worthwhile organization, and I decided to give it shot. It’s turned out to be even more than I had hoped for when I began. Being part of such a productive, successful process gives me great pleasure and a sense of accomplishment. I’d encourage others to become involved in SCL so they too can help to literally ‘change lives’ shares Joyce. “My husband, Dallas and I share many interests with the typical retirees. We both love to travel and have enjoyed many wonderful trips both domestically and internationally. We strive to stay physically fit and work toward this goal by walking and riding our bicycles. And, of course, we spend as much time as possible with our grandkids and the rest of our extended family.”

With over 1,350 donated service hours, Joyce has become, not only our most treasured volunteer but a part of the SCL family. We thank Joyce for her significant effort in supporting the SCL staff in … bracing kids for a better future!

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If you live in the Greater Kansas City, MO area and would like to volunteer for Smiles Change Lives, email Gracie Harrison at gracie@smileschangelives.org

Changing Lives… One Smile At A Time...
"I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."
Shelly P.
"I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."
Joy S.
"My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."
Alan P.
"This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"
Judith W.
"I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"
Alice W.
"Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."
Tiffany L.
"Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."
Alexandria W.
"Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "
Alice W.
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  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Smiles Change Lives. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.


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