Thanks to Community Health Services, The Rotary Club of Commerce City and our friends at Tetra Tech, hundreds of Commerce City kids will have a reason to smile! On Wednesday, March 30th, members of the Rotary Club of Commerce City gathered at Werth Manor Event Center to put together over 600 oral health kits for the second graders in Adams County School District 14. For over seven years, Commerce City Rotary has been providing children with tools to help them with the fundamentals of good oral health care. This year, Tetra Tech EC, Inc. generously contributed $1,700 for the purchase of these oral health care supplies. Tetra Tech's Joyce Waldroop is a Commerce City Rotarian and long-time supporter of Community Health Services and Commerce City children. The purpose of providing the kits is to promote good oral health and brushing habits early on that will hopefully be carried into adolescence and adulthood. Each oral health kit consists of a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, a toothbrush holder and a timer. The link between good oral health and overall body health has been established by researchers. Helping children with the fundamentals of oral health care is a first step in helping them establish a lifetime of healthy dental care habits. Pain from untreated dental diseases can lead to eating, sleeping, speaking, and learning problems in children and adolescents, which affect child's social interactions, school achievement, general health, and quality of life. About Community Health Services (CHS) - CHS is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of infants, children and youth. Since 1978, CHS has fulfilled this mission by providing high-quality, accessible primary healthcare services to the children and youth of Adams County and beyond. About Commerce City Rotary Club - Commerce City Rotary Club is a local chapter of Rotary International. Rotary International is the world's first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in 33,790 clubs worldwide. Commerce City Rotary Club began in 1961 and is celebrating 48 years of service. Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto "Service Above Self".