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Dentists Behind Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

November 11, 2012 7:35am (EDT)

Here's a way to get rid of your excess Halloween candy and contribute to a good cause at the same time. It's through a Halloween Candy Buy Back program held by local dentists.

How it works is that local dentists schedule an event and "buy back" candy from kids and adults. The candy is sent to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to soldiers stationed abroad.

The dentists can "purchase" the candy with cash, coupons, toothbrushes or creative exchanges. They can partner with local businesses to give away coupons for food, services, and goods etc.

You can find out which dental practices in your area are participating in the program by heading to Halloweencandybuyback.com. Type in your zip code and addresses will pop up.

All volunteers receive training, free parking and a catered meal provided by Carole Parks Catering.

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