Dr. sherri Worth’s Philosophy
At a young age Dr. Sherri Worth was acquainted with the struggles that come with dental issues. Born without two front teeth, she remembers the feelings of insecurities anytime someone looked at her smile and noticed her two front teeth missing. Often feeling discouraged, this sparked a light of compassion within her toward anybody else that may be suffering. Over the years, that small spark has flamed into a passion for giving.
Today, Dr. Sherri Worth wholeheartedly believes that acts of charity, large or small, can make a difference in the world. For example, throughout the year, her office collects their dental scrap metals and sells them for cash. Then, they match whatever dollar amount was made from the sale and donates that amount to a charity of their choice. Dr. Worth also donates dental treatment to children who have had cleft palates and need assistance with their teeth after their many oral surgeries. Children with clefts often have a difficult road because they usually require multiple surgeries prior to the age of 18. Then, these children typically require a substantial amount of dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Having the ability and opportunity to make such a significant impact in the lives of these children is truly a blessing. Of course, Dr. Worth is proud of her hard work and success, but a significant portion of that success is directly donated to her favorite charities.
Dr. Worth’s Charitable Outreach
KEVIN ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL SPORTS FOUNDATION
Kevin Armstrong was one of Dr. Worth’s closest friends and was a very accomplished sports orthopedic surgeon. An accomplished scholar, trusted mentor, respected physician and pillar of his community, at age 39 Kevin Armstrong passed away of a rare heart condition. In honor of his life and positive impact on society, a foundation was established to provide low-income students of the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) the opportunity of a future through sports.
Child Help is a non-profit organization that is committed to the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Their fundamental purpose is to assess and ensure that every child’s physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs are meet. Dr. Worth has often donated funds to Child Help and particularly enjoys donating fun toothbrushes, mints and oral care to the children who need it most. Having golfed since the age of five, Sherri especially loves donating gifts to their golf tournaments!
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
Committed to eliminating hunger in Orange County, the Second Harvest Food Bank raises funds, educates the public, organizes food drives, harvests food, coordinates volunteers and continually searches for economical ways to make a difference at an individual level. For years Dr. Worth has been donating to Second Harvest Good Bank as she tries to give back to her community. With more than 90 cents of every dollar going straight toward feeding and eliminating hunger, Second Harvest Food Bank makes a difference in the lives of over 240,000 people each month.
Having three children of her own and living near Irvine, making charitable contributions to Pretend City is an honor for Dr. Worth. Pretend City is a non-profit organization whose goal is to enlighten and brighten the minds of any child. Dependent upon funding from the community and guest donations, Pretend City creates a fun, exciting and safe learning environment where children can role play, problem solve, organize, socialize, and work as a team to “build better brains.” At Pretend City, a child’s curiosity is rewarded as they seek to purposefully connect and expand their world.
ORANGEWOOD CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
With a vision to shelter children who suffer from abuse, neglect and abandonment, the Orangewood Children’s Foundation has been actively making a difference for the past 30 years. Donating to Orangewood has always been a pleasure for Dr. Worth, as it helps to provide such needed resources for these children. Now, the foundation’s administration and operations are handled by the Social Service’s Agency of Orange County in attempt to provide every child an opportunity for success through activities, scholarships and support programs.
As an advocate for quality education, Dr. Worth believes that by giving to local schools, Corona Del Mar High School and Newport Harbor High School, she is helping make a difference at this influential stage in a teen's life. Furthermore, Dr. Worth donates to UCLA, USC, Harvard University and the USA Water Polo team.
NORTHRISE UNIVERSITY (ZAMBIA, AFRICA)
Dr. Sherri Worth helped start, raise money and continues to fund the first University in Zambia, Africa; Northrise University. As Northrise “empowers the people of Zambia, one student at a time”, Dr. Worth is pleased to hear of the continued success of the fully accredited University as it delivers education and hope to the scholars who attend.
Utilizing sports as a path to a brighter future for low-income students
Meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of abused and neglected children
Eliminating hunger throughout Orange County with the help of community members
Empowering every child as they “build better brains” in a hands-on, interactive learning environment
Providing safe shelter for the abandoned and neglected children of Orange County
ACTIVE IN SPORTS & EDUCATION
Supporting and funding, Newport Harbor High School, Corona del Mar High School, UCLA, USC, Harvard University, USA Water Polo and Northrise University in Zambia, Africa