Not sure what to do with the leftover Tootsie Rolls and Blow Pops after Halloween? Two local dentists will hold candy buy back events and send the leftover candy to soldiers overseas and a nonprofit will collect candy to help fill Christmas stockings of families in need.
Donate to Troops Overseas:
Weideman Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Citrus Heights is hosting Operation Gratitude, in which they will buy back Halloween candy for $1 per pound, up to 5 pounds, and send it to troops overseas. The candy buy back night will be held from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at their office at 7916 Pebble Beach Drive, Suite 101 in Citrus Heights. See the flyer above for more information.
In nearby Fair Oaks, Lyons Orthodontics will hold a candy buy back event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. They will purchase candy for $1 a pound, also for Operation Gratitude. Lyons Orthodontics is located at 7806 Madison Ave, #100 in Fair Oaks. See the flyer above for more information.
Donate to Families in Need:
Another sweet way to give back this holiday season is to donate extra Halloween candy to the Army of Angels Recycle the Treats program. Organizers encourage kids to donate half of their Halloween candy to the program, which will help fill Christmas stockings of families in need.
“We really like this effort because it is simple yet impactful” said Citrus Heights resident Max Woodford in a news release, who has his local Key Club involved. “They are excited about being able to help and look forward to filling stockings with all the goodies they gather.”
For more information about how to make a donation, contact Kathleen Moore at 916-259-4396 or go to www.armyofangels.biz.