Two Hatboro dental practices are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy-Back, which ships excess candy to troops.
Are you worried that your kids' smarties and skittles will be cluttering your kitchen counter until Easter? Area dentists - including two in Hatboro - are offering up a deal as sweet as the confections kids collected en masse while trick-or-treating. For kids (and parents) looking to thin their household's Halloween candy collection, participating dentists will pay $1 for each pound of candy collected. The national Halloween Candy Buy-Back program, as part of Operation Gratitude, then ships candy as part of care packages, to troops. According to its Web site, Operation Gratitude hopes to send 60,000 care packages this year and needs "tons of candy, literally" to fill them. Last year the group sent out 125 tons of candy. Mike Koumaras and …
Pennypack Elementary School students' candy donations earn them more time to play.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Kids at Pennypack Elementary School gave back almost 400 pounds of their Halloween candy in an effort to bring a taste of home to U.S. military members serving abroad. Through a Candy Buyback program that was held recently, students in all grade levels brought in extra Halloween candy to donate to the Operation Gratitude charity, which sends care packages to American troops. A Hatboro dental office, Dentistry 4 Kids and Teens 2, has volunteered to ship the 396 pounds of candy to the Operation Gratitude headquarters for sorting and packaging. The candy collection was weighed each day of the four-day collection and students were informed of the amount via school announcements. "Our school has 256 students so they each brought in roughly 1.5 …