Community Service

During the past 35 years, the team at Semans Family Dentistry has been dedicated to serving the community and small businesses around Fairlawn, Ohio.

Our Community Service Involvement

We would not be where we are today without the commitment and trust the families of Fairlawn have put into our practice. Since our founding, we have strived to give back to our community to show our appreciation. We are continually supporting local businesses and charities such as Harvest for Hunger, South Street Christmas Store, Fostering Independence, and others.

Because we believe education is the key to a healthy smile, we regularly visit local schools and charities to teach students the importance of dental health. We give presentations on proper hygiene habits, dental care, and diet to set them up for success. We also frequently give out basic dental hygiene products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss to those in need.

If you would like to learn more about our community service efforts or how you can make a difference, please call our office at 330-867-4461 or send us an email.

Fostering Independence Inc., founded in 2016 by local resident, Cecelia O’Donnell, was created through her passion for helping young adults aging out of the foster care system. She is partnered with Summit County Children’s Services, and helps prepare youths for life on their own once they turn 18 years old. Fostering Independence provides items they may otherwise not have access to such as pots, pans, cleaning products, bedding, etc. Fostering Independence also supplies youths who will be attending college with much needed dormitory supplies.

Semans Family Dentistry reached out to our patients for donations to support Foster Independence and, with much gratitude, we were able to donate $1,600 in monetary donations, as well as a wide range of dormitory supplies.

South Street Ministries, founded in 1997 by Duane and Lisa Crabbs, is located at 798 Grant Street Akron, Ohio. It provides programs for the poorer residents of South Akron and Summit Lake. The major programs of South Street include after-school tutoring, summer youth camp, urban gardening, bike shop, and youth sports scholarships. South Street also provides pastoral counseling, emergency food and shelter assistance, and employment training.

Currently, the youth enrolled in the programs earn points for attendance, good behavior, completing homework, etc. The points are converted to South Street dollars for them to buy Christmas gifts for their family. For two years in a row, our office has supported South Street Ministries Christmas Store by collecting a variety new, unwrapped items suitable for kids, teens, and adults to donate to the Christmas store. All patients who donated items to this wonderful non-profit organization received a $10.00 credit towards their next appointment. Our office also matched all monetary donations up to $500.00.