Have you heard about the Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program?
Children can take Halloween Candy to participating dentist offices (current listed locations below) and community locations at scheduled events.
Dentists "buy" the candy in exchange for cash, coupons, toothbrushes, etc. and send it to Operation Gratitude or other military support groups.
Operation Gratitude collects the candy and sends it to military troops deployed in harms way. Operation Gratitude accepts candy from anyone, not just dentists. They are working with schools, businesses, gyms, religious and civic groups, and individuals who collect candy and then ship it to them.
This program can be a great way to give to others (and support our troops!) while reducing the candy in your house and make positive use of any leftover candy when Halloween trick-or-treating is over.
According to the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program website the following dentists are participating locally and have registered with them for 2016. It may be worthwhile to check with your current dentist, they may have a similar policy for Halloween candy!
- Kool Smiles 2165 Cunningham Dr. Hampton, VA, 23666
- Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry 220 Nat Turner Blvd Newport News, VA, 23606
- Kool Smiles 5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA, 23502
- Kool Smiles 2338 East Little Creek Rd. Norfolk, VA, 23518
- Kool Smiles 4072 Victory Blvd. Portsmouth, VA, 23701
- Bay Colony Dentistry Pinewood Square, Suite 506, 32nd Street & HollyRoad Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
- Kool Smiles 4239 Holland Rd. VA Beach, VA, 23452
- Landstown Dental Care 1901 Landstown Centre Way Virginia Beach, VA, 23456
- Lynnhaven Dental Group 609 Lynnhaven Pkwy Virginia Beach, VA, 23452