Packers Award Grant to Ministry Door County

The Green Bay Packers Foundation announced a grant of $4,000 to the Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) Dental Clinic. The grant will help support clinic operations by assisting with the cost of staff, supplies and equipment purchases.

The funds were part of $255,145 the foundation awarded to 79 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants. The groups were guests at a luncheon Feb. 21 at the Lambeau Field Atrium, an event that welcomed all the recipients and honored the outstanding efforts and services performed by each of the organizations.

Located in Sturgeon Bay, the MDCMC Dental Clinic is a non-profit facility that has been providing oral health care to the underserved youth population of Door and Kewaunee Counties since 1999. The dental program targets youth between the ages of two and 18 who are on Medicaid, BadgerCare, or BadgerCare Plus; are low-income, disabled, or underinsured; or who have no dental home.

“We are grateful to the Green Bay Packers Foundation for their generous contribution,” says Mary Ann Zjala, MA, dental coordinator of the MDCMC Dental Clinic. “In 2011 the dental clinic served 866 youths with 1,691 appointments – an all-time high. Annually, the cost to operate the clinic has risen to $243,653, so we truly appreciate this gift and any others supporting the Dental Clinic.”