BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Trick or treaters usually have candy leftover on Halloween. There is a way to share those treats with some deserving men and women overseas.
Soldiers overseas love sweets too and Operation Gratitude makes sure they get their fill this Halloween. Dr. Tammy Perison on Main Street, in West Seneca, is one dentist taking part in a candy buy back this year.
After you're done trick or treating and have had your fill, Perison says, “Bring their candy in and the kids are able to write a little note or draw a little picture for our soldiers send them a little love overseas.”
You'll get one dollar for each pound of candy you bring in on November 2nd and 7th.
Perison said, “We're also collecting donations so we can provide them with other care package items, like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant.”
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Here's the sweet twist, Perison is also offering free dental exams for children ages two through 13 who don't have a dentist. That way you can really see what kind of toll all of those goodies had on your little ones teeth.
Perison said, “It’s the hard, sticky stuff thats the worst for your teeth.”
Even the dentist indulges on Halloween. Perison said, “My chocolate is my fallback but I always remember to brush and floss.”
Operation Gratitude will be sending 60,000 care packages in December. Besides candy they really need toothbrushes and toothpaste this year. If you go to HalloweenCandyBuyBack.com and put in your zip code, you’ll find a list of other local dentists.
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