Smiles for Life gift: Hibiscus House, a nonprofit organization that serves abused and neglected children, has received $1,695 from the Smiles For Life initiative.

The money is rooted in a partnership between The Crown Council, which is a national organization of elite dentists, and country and western singer Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation.

For three months, dentists offer teeth whitening at a reduced fee, and all proceeds go to the children's fund. Dr. Rad Orlandi, a Jensen Beach dentist, is a four-year participant and chose Hibiscus as the initiative's local recipient.

Nationally, the Smiles for Life campaign has raised more than $18 million.

Thank you Teammates! Hibiscus House is very dear and near to us in Martin County!!!