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Friday, October 28, 2011
What To Do With All That Left Over Halloween Candy.
Let's face it kids love getting free candy, well actually anyone loves getting free candy. Kids love getting all dressed up in their Halloween costumes walking door to door for hours collecting tons of sweet treats. The next step is heading home and sorting it all out, favorites, just ok, not so good and yuk.
Many of times months later you still have some candy sitting around and before long it ends up in the garbage. You are either tired of seeing it sitting around or the kids just don't like it. Sometimes your kids will eat everything that they get, but should they ? If you asked your dentist I am sure they would say that all the sugar is not good for their teeth and before long you are making trips to the dentist.
Did you know that many dentists offer a Halloween Candy Buy Back Program ? Many local dentists will buy back your extra Halloween candy. Don't be alarmed they don't sit and eat it. This candy is collected then donated to our troops through a program called Operation Gratitude. Something so simple and available to us everyday is such a big treat to our service peoples, it reminds them and gives them a little piece of home.
A certain day is set up for you to drop off your candy. It's up to each individual dentist as to what they give you in return for your candy. Here are a few ways they have made exchanges for your candy in the past:
Now if you can't get your kids to part with any of their candy and you still want to send some smiles to our troops it's easy. After Halloween many of the stores have their left over candy marked down 50% or more. Just big up a couple of bags and donate it. If their is not a dentist participating in your area you can sent it directly to :
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, California 91406
ATTN: Rich Hernandez
Phone: 262-OPGRAT-1 (262-674-7281)
How Halloween Candy Buy Back Got Started?Chris Kammer is a founding member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has worked as a professional concert promoter, television producer, disc jockey, and more. He has always loved dentistry and media. Dr. Kammer opened Bite Down Productions and ran the company for 10 years. Bite Down promoted big-name bands' concerts, boxing shows, conventions, and had a television show.
After having kids, Dr. Kammer gained a new appreciation for dentistry as a great profession and career. He moved his passion for media into his dentistry business. And guess what? He found a huge audience waiting to hear about dentistry! He started a marketing department with full-time marketing director, videographer, graphic designer, and PR specialist in his office. This led him to opportunities in the national media – both TV and magazines. Later, he built a new practice and refocused more toward dentistry. He outsourced his dental practice’s marketing to a respected PR company. The company created monthly promotions for Dr. Kammer. A few years ago, the PR company asked Dr. Kammer what his promotion should be for October.
Dr. Kammer is the first to say, he did not invent the idea of a candy buyback at Halloween, but he did think it was a great concept. He and his PR company ran with it, then decided to send the candy to US troops overseas.
by: O'Ryans Village