Startzman Dental Clinic gets donation

Startzman Dental Clinic gets donation

Buehler’s presented St. James Episcopal Church with a check from the Our Family’s Direct Your Labels contest, and the church donated the prize to the Viola Startzman Clinic. On hand at the recent ceremony were Jourdan Brown of the Viola Startzman Clinic, left, Father Evan Fischer of St. James, Buehler’s Nita Murray, Viola Startzman Clinic dental director Dr. Mark Gustafason, Buehler’s Geri Shie and Viola Startzman Clinic executive director Jaime Parsons.


As part of Buehler’s Fresh Foods’ commitment to giving back to its local communities, the grocery retail chain announced St. James Episcopal Church as the winner of $500 through the Our Family Direct Your Labels contest.

The church has chosen to forward the check to the Viola Startzman Clinic.

“We are thankful to Our Family Direct Your Labels program for their generous gift of $500, which has enabled St. James to regive the check to the Viola Startzman’s Dental Clinic and live further in our mission to reach out to those in need in our community,” said Evan Fischer, rector of St. James Episcopal.

“The Viola Startzman Dental Clinic is honored to receive this donation from St. James Episcopal Church, Buehler’s Fresh Foods and Our Family,” Viola Startzman executive director Jaime Parsons said. “Each year our clinic serves over 6,000 patients in need of dental care. Most have no dental insurance or cannot find a dentist who accepts Medicaid. With the generous support of our community, we are able to provide care valued at over $2 million to these patients. This care keeps patients out of the emergency room, prevents them from missing school or work, and allows them to live healthy, happy lives. We are grateful for partners such as you for helping us meet these needs in our community.”

Direct Your Labels is a program offered through the Our Family brand, helping local schools and nonprofits earn money by buying Our Family products and saving the UPC bar codes from the cans, boxes and bottles.

Held throughout August, the Direct Your Labels contest encouraged schools and faith-based and other community organizations to register to collect Our Family labels. Each organization that enrolled was entered to win one of ten $500 prizes. All organizations previously participating in the program also were entered in the contest.

St. James Episcopal Church was selected as one of the $500 winners. Buehler’s Fresh Foods Towne Market store manager Geri Shie presented the prize to St. James Episcopal on Oct. 29. The presentation was held at Buehler’s Fresh Foods’ downtown Wooster location.

Buehler’s customers can use the Direct Your Labels program to give back to their favorite nonprofit organizations with each trip they make to the grocery store. More than $1.5 million have been raised for schools and nonprofit organizations since the program’s inception.

For more information about the Direct Your Labels program, visit

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