Cook Family Dentistry is asking for the local community to join their efforts in collecting new toothbrushes to be donated to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center.

The community can drop off their donations through Aug. 1 at the Cook Family Dentistry office, 2441 Hwy. 98 W, Suite 107, in Santa Rosa Beach from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

The mission is to provide a toothbrush for each child in the area that does not have access to one. Unfortunately, there are children in the local area who have been taken from their homes due to neglect or abuse. Many times in these situations, the child is forced to leave quickly without having a chance to pack a bag or were never provided with a toothbrush at all.

For more information, call 850-622-2226 or email ainfo@cookfamilydentistry.com.