EFI Facebook Embracing Futures

Mid-Year Report
June 30, 2015

oliviaOn behalf of the children, thank you for your recent help and thoughtfulness. As a result of your efforts, please meet one of our kids, “Olivia”. She’s an example of what can be accomplished through teamwork, compassion and orthodontic treatment. Because of your support, her world has been changed at home, at school and certainly for the future.  

In the first 6 months of this year, we are pleased to report…       

 Orthodontic Care Program:

Our program’s purpose puts braces on the teeth of children with severe orthodontic problems who are growing up in a poor or working poor family situation, and have been turned down by Medicare or other state funded programs.  

  • 20 children have had their braces removed and are starting a new stage in life
  • 10 children have just begun new orthodontic treatment
  • 54 children are currently in treatment
  • 35 children are pending consideration and review for future treatment

Children Learn Oral Heatlh Care Dr. Milton Rubin Oral Health Education Program:

Our program’s purpose introduces oral health care to third grade students in public, parochial and private schools, located in Summit, Stark and Portage Counties. We gave each child a tooth brush, dental floss and disclosing tablets along fun and easy-to-understand instructions. For some children, it is the first introduction to oral health care they receive.  

  • 55 schools and 146 classrooms have been visited since January
  • 3,351 students have received oral health instruction from a certified dental hygienist


Our Trustees’ purpose is to help change the lives of area children and “serve as a safety net for families who have exhausted all other resources.”  

We are happy to welcome and introduce 5 new Trustees…

  • Graham Curtis, FirstMerit Business Banking
  • Marlene Heineman, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
  • Dale Highsmith, Extreme Networks
  • Stephanie Kormanec, FirstMerit Private Banking
  • Mark Mroczynski, FirstEnergy

Again, thank you. We hope we are living up to your expectations. If you have further questions or require more information, please feel free to contact me at 330.253.7700 or mark@embracingfuturesinc.org.    

Mark Fair
Mark Fairhurst                                                                
Executive Director