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Last year, we let Miss Sarah pick 20 pieces of her Halloween candy to keep and we took the rest to Noodles N Company. They “bought” the candy by giving the kids a free regular sized entree and then, sent the candy to our military troups. She was SOOOO excited to get her macaroni and cheese and I was SOOOO excited to get rid of all that tooth killing candy, LOL!
I just confirmed that they are NOT doing it again this year (sigh).
However, the dentists in the Madison area ARE buying it, litteraly! They are giving kids $1/# for the candy and then, still sending it to the troups. An enterprizing kiddo could easily make $10-15 for all those extra peanut taffy things……LOL!
Interested? Check to see if your neighborhood dentist is participating.
On November 2nd, Madison No Fear Dentistry will be holding their second annual Halloween Candy Buyback Program event. Not only does this program provide support to troops stationed overseas, but it also encourages children to adopt healthy dental and eating habits.
Madison, WI, October 24, 2011: Today, Madison No Fear Dentistry announced that they will host their second year of Halloween Candy Buyback Program. The event is taking place on November 2nd, 2011 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. During those hours, children are invited to bring their collected Halloween candy to the dental office located at 344 S. Yellowstone Drive. Madison No Fear Dentistry will be offering each child $1 per pound of candy that they trade in, and this candy will be sent to troops stationed overseas through Operation Gratitude.
Not only will children receive $1 for every pound of candy (up to 5 lbs of candy per child), they also receive a goody bag filled with a Firefly toothbrush, voucher for a free slice of pizza from The Roman Candle Pizzeria, and a fresh piece of fruit with a cooking class coupon from Whole Foods Market. Plus all the kids will be entered into a drawing to win a free birthday party at Infinity Martial Arts. Madison No Fear Dentistry also adds touches to the event by giving out items children don’t see everyday like $2 bills and $1 gold coins. The Halloween candy buyback program is open to children 2-12 years old.
Dr. David Ducommun, the dentist at Madison No Fear Dentistry stated, “Kids get so much candy around the holidays. This event lets them have the fun of traditional trick-or-treating, but be able to turn that candy into cash they can spend themselves. The candy goes to good use as we ship it to our troops serving overseas to enjoy or to share with the local children.”
While the candy for cash program is only on November 2nd, candy can be donated to the troops until November 3rd. About Madison No Fear Dentistry: Madison No Fear Dentistry offers a variety of outreach programs in the community and is always looking to give back. Madison No Fear Dentistry’s family and eco-friendly office is located on the corner of Mineral Point Road and Yellowstone Drive.