Halloween Candy Buy Back program

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Are you familiar with the Halloween Candy Buy Back program? It's a great initiative in which local dentists "buy back" kids' Halloween candy in exchange for cash, toothbrushes or other incentives. And this year, it's expanding to help our U.S. troops overseas.

Along with nonprofit agencies Spry and Operation Gratitude, the Halloween Candy Buy Back program will partner with dental offices nationwide to collect children's Halloween candy to send to the troops overseas along with toothbrushes and necessary oral care items.

This simple act of kindness not only gives soldiers a "Halloween away from home," but it enables children to exchange their Halloween candy and receive a token in return, whether it be a new toothbrush, a dollar per pound of candy exchanged, or other small prizes and healthy treats provided by participating dental practices.

To find a dentist near you who participates, visit http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com/.