Culture of caring

Employees at Delta Dental are building brighter futures in our communities. In 2018, 627 employees donated 1,555 hours through our many programs, including these three.

Delta Dental food drive

Feeding the hungry

Employees set a company record in 2018, donating a jaw-dropping 45,334 items to our annual food drive, nearly doubling the previous year’s total. For each item donated, the company matched $1. As a result, the food and a company match of $45,334 went to multiple organizations, including Greater Lansing Food Bank and Gleaners Food Bank Detroit in Michigan, Faith Mission and Greater Cleveland Hunger Network in Ohio, and Children’s Bureau Inc. in Indiana.

Promoting reading

Each year, employees celebrate March as National Reading Month by visiting classrooms to read an oral health storybook and share our favorite equation—2×2+20 (brush twice a day for two minutes, and read daily for 20 minutes). Employees also take gifts, including toothbrushes, activity cards, bookmarks and more.

Helping students

Our Pack a Smile school supplies drive lightens the back-to-school burden for low-income families. Employees donated enough supplies to fill 1,725 companydonated backpacks. Filled backpacks went to Samaritas and YouthQuest in Michigan, Lorain City Schools and Franklin County Children Services in Ohio, and Teachers’ Treasures in Indiana.