Have you heard about the Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program? Children can take Halloween Candy to participating dentist offices (current listed locations in Virginia Beach and Yorktown) 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 while reducing the candy in your house and make positive use of any leftover candy when Halloween trick-or-treating is over. Click HERE to find out more about the Halloween Buy-Back Program, find a participating dentist office, or HERE to learn more about Operation Gratitude.
According to the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program Website the following dentists are participating locally and have registered with them:
Wernick Family Dentistry 2004 Sandbridge Road #100 Virginia Beach, VA, 23456 Phone: (757) 427-2212 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tabb Family Dentistry 106 Yorktown Road Yorktown, VA, 23693 Phone: (757) 867-9000 Email: email@example.com
Beach Dental Center 1000 First Colonial Road Virginia Beach, VA, 23455 Phone (757) 496-0993 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bay Colony Dentistry Pinewood Square Suite 506 Virginia Beach, VA, 23451 Phone: (757) 321-1300 Email: BayColonyDentistry@gmail.com
Avent & Huie DDS PLC 12725 McManus Blvd Newport News, VA, 23602 Phone: (757) 874-0660 Email: email@example.com
If you know of other locations go ahead and post the info below in Comments! Happy Trick-or-Treating!!!