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Associated Orthodontists Hosting Back Pack Drive

July event benefits We Care of Grundy County

Associated Orthodontists, in partnership with We Care of Grundy County, is hosting a month-long back pack drive to collect new back packs for families in need. The drive will run from Monday, July 10 through Wednesday, August 9 and all items collected will be donated to We Care of Grundy County. Current patients of Associated Orthodontists participating in the drive will be entered into a drawing to win an AO gift pack, including a $30 Best Buy gift card, as a thank you for their donation.The general public is also welcome to participate, and can drop off back packs at any Associated Orthodontists location during normal business hours. Participants are encouraged to contact their local Associated Orthodontists office to confirm weekly hours of operation.

“At AO, we continually look for ways to give back to the communities in which we work, serve and live,” said Julie Gardner, Director of Practice Development with Associated Orthodontists. “We are proud to partner with an organization like We Care of Grundy County to help ensure that local children have the necessary supplies they need to succeed in school.” Eric Fisher, Executive Director of We Care of Grundy County, said community support like this helps strengthen the initiatives of We Care. “We are so pleased that Associated Orthodontists reached out to us wanting to help with this year’s back-to-school program. Having the support of local businesses like Associated Orthodontists is really what make what we do possible, and we are very grateful for these kinds of partnerships.”

Associated Orthodontists has five convenient locations in Joliet, Plainfield, Morris, Frankfort and Bourbonnais. Please visit to find a location near you.We Care of Grundy County is located at 530 Bedford Rd in Morris, IL. Please call (815) 942-6389 or visit for more information about services and programs.

About Associated OrthodontistsSince 1969, Associated Orthodontists has been providing patients with care that is focused on wellness, satisfaction and perfection. With cutting-edge treatments and extraordinary outcomes, its team of highly trained orthodontists are committed to creating a customized, stress-free and rewarding experience for patients and families. The partners at Associated Orthodontists include the area’s most experienced and renowned orthodontists, committed to improving smiles and making a positive impact in the communities they serve. For more information on Associated Orthodontists, including services and locations, please visit We Care of Grundy County We Care of Grundy County is a local nonprofit agency and United Way Community Partner that was established as a resource for people in Grundy County who are in need. Its simple, yet powerful motto, "A helping hand, neighbor to neighbor" captures the spirit of what it is about...friends helping friends. We Care is provides emergency assistance to Grundy County residents in the form of food, rent, utility and prescription assistance. For more information on We Care of Grundy County, please visit

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