Now that Halloween is over, if you are staring at piles of candy thinking "I can not let my kids eat all this," there’s a solution for you.
Local dentists are buying back candy from kids and sending it to troops overseas for Operation Gratitude.
Participating dentists send 60,000 holiday care packages overseas, according to their website. Last year, they received and shipped 125 tons of candy.
Kids can bring their leftover candy to a participating dentist and they will either buy it back for $1 a pound or give out "goody bags" with dental hygiene products, coupons from local businesses, and/or entries into a drawing for a special prize.
The closest dentist to the Pasadena area participating in the program are:
- Arundel Pediatric Dental Care located at 8531 Veterans Highway, Suite 103 in Millersville
- Kool Smiles, 5700 Richie Hwy., Brooklyn Park; phone 866-438-5665
- Rodney Floyd DDS, 1017 Generals Hwy., Crownsville
For a complete list of participating dentists click here.
Do you know of other programs to collect Halloween candy? Tell us in the comments.