COACHELLA, Calif., February 11, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bytea rapidly growing clear aligner company, announced that it had donated $5,000 to Inland Empire’s TODEC Legal Center to support its youth leadership program, Monarcas Luchadoras. Monarcas Luchadoras empowers young people to use their voice for change and support their local community. These young leaders led community pandemic response efforts in the eastern Coachella Valley and were instrumental in helping to vaccinate farm workers and their families.
Byte donated the $5,000 to TODEC through its philanthropic arm, ByteCares. “Part of ByteCares’ mission is to help underserved communities in California and beyond,” said Neeraj Gunsagar, CEO of Byte. “We are proud to stand with Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia and State Senator Richard Roth in supporting TODEC’s youth leadership program.”
“I am encouraged by Byte’s generosity and the active role they have taken in supporting local nonprofits providing essential services throughout our state,” said Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia. “TODEC’s Monarcas Luchadoras youth program was among the first on the scene to mobilize pandemic response efforts in our rural community in the eastern Coachella Valley. These young leaders were on the front lines to help to outreach and translation services who have been instrumental in providing COVID-19 testing and vaccination resources to farm workers. Byte’s donation highlights the achievements of these local youth and will help ensure the program continues. to thrive.
Luz Gallegos, TODEC’s Executive Director of Legal Services, said, “We are proud of the commitment and community leadership of TODEC’s young organizers, as they have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, risking their lives to improve the lives of the communities where they live. We are grateful to Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia and Byte for recognizing their leadership.”
Alma Benito, TODEC Coachella Valley Youth Organizer, said, “On behalf of TODEC’s Monarcas Luchadoras, we are grateful for this recognition. We do what we do with our hearts and because it’s the right thing to do, without expecting anything in return; it’s nice to be recognized by partners.”
Byte has a long history of philanthropic efforts in California communities and across the country. In 2021, Byte has pledged to donate at least 25,000 oral care kits to resettled Afghan refugees in California. Oral health kits consist of a toothbrush, toothbrush case, toothpaste, dental floss and a travel pouch.
In early 2020, ByteCares responded to the nation’s shortage of personal protective equipment by rapidly diverting its manufacturing resources to making reusable face shields and ventilator parts and donating face masks that were shipped to the first responders and medical institutions across the country.
Byte is a market leader in clear at-home aligners. Byte was acquired in December 2020 by Dentsply Sirona Inc. (RADIOGRAPHY). With a growing team of over 500 employees worldwide and based in Los Angeles, Byte’s nationwide network of licensed dentists and orthodontists oversee each client’s treatment plan, delivering a highly valued client experience and results at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Offering affordable monthly payments, Byte has found a way to make the inaccessible accessible – providing an easy, convenient and affordable way to improve your smile. For more information about Byte, visit: www.byteme.com.
TODEC’s mission is to empower disenfranchised immigrant communities to become economically, socially, educationally, and civically empowered while improving individual self-esteem and community health. The overall goal of TODEC is to ensure equitable access to information, immigration legal services, community education, advocacy, and civic engagement for people with disabilities and non-English speakers, including immigrants and migrant workers in Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo and Imperial counties.
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