By Jon Gorgis
Do your kids have too much candy from their Halloween festivities, or do you have some that was not taken by trick-or-treaters who came to your door? Your dentist just may want to take those sweets off your hands.
The Halloween Candy Buyback campaign is partnering with dental practices to “buy back” candy, which will then be used to fill care packages that will be sent through Operation Gratitude or other military support groups. Kids and parents who bring candy in to a participating dental office may receive cash, coupons, toothbrushes, gift certificates or other items in return for their donation.
Area dentists participating in the candy buyback program can be found on the program’s website.
Contact your participating dentist for days and times for their Halloween collections, though the program’s FAQ page says Nov. 1 is typically one of the most popular days to hold the buyback. Other offices may accept candy through the weekend or other days.