The best part of Halloween is seeing your little ghosts and goblins all dressed up in their costumes! The worst part? All that candy staring you in the face for weeks afterward. What can you do with all that leftover candy? Let your child sell it to the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program! Participating area dentists will buy back Halloween candy from neighborhood children, then send it to the troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude.
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Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 100,000 care packages, filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment, hand-made items and letters of appreciation. The mission of Operation Gratitude is to lift the morale of and express appreciation for our military and their families.
To find out if your local dentist is participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program, check our list! All locations are giving out $1 per pound of candy, up to 5 pounds ($5), during the times listed below.
Aspire Dental – November 2 from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dr. Brandon Hall has joined the anti-decay movement by giving away dollars PLUS the chance to win prizes from local businesses in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. Aspire Dental will provide supplies to anyone that would like to create a letter for our service members. 3951 West Parmer Lane, Suite 200, Austin.
Austin Laser Dentist – November 2–13. Monday – Wednesday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. – 4; and Friday, from 8 a.m. – Noon. 11615 Angus Rd, Ste 101, Austin.
Drs. Becher & Rangwala’s Office – November 2-5. Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. 4464 Frontier Trail, Austin.
Family Tree Dental Group – November 2-4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be construction paper available for children to make cards for the troops. 5310 Burnet Rd, Ste 108, Austin.
Jensen Pediatric Dentistry – November 2-4 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3801 Bee Cave Rd, Ste 120, Austin.
Hapii Dental – November 2, 4, and 6 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. All children welcome, with a parent or guardian. 9300 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite A, Austin.
Daylight Dental – November 3 and 5 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 6501 S. Congress Ave., Suite 2-201, Austin.
Brilliant Smiles – November 3-5 from 3:30-5 p.m. 5608 Parkcrest Dr., Suite 250, Austin.
Sage Dentistry – November 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 11420 Bee Cave Rd, Ste B150, Austin.
Northpark Family Dental – November 3 and 4 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 10009 North Lamar Blvd., Austin.
Tomasik Family Dental – November 2 from 3-5 p.m., 13917 W Hwy 71, Bee Cave.
Buda Dental Professionals – November 2 from 1-6 p.m. 220 Main Street, Buda.
Hodgkins Orthodontics – November 2-3 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 2515 S Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park.
Vista Ridge Family Dentistry – November 2 from 4-6 p.m. Children can choose to keep their money, or donate to Hill Country Community Ministries. They will match all donations made, dollar for dollar! There will be goodie bags, beverages, snacks, and an afternoon full of fun. Come dressed in your costumes. 920 N. Vista Ridge Blvd. #700, Cedar Park.
Georgetown Pediatric Dentistry – November 2-6. Monday & Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4507 Williams Dr.,
Leander Pediatric Dentistry – Monday, November 2 and Friday, November 6 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 903 Old Bagdad Rd., Leander.
Tucker Family Dentistry – November 2-5 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Children will be given goodie bags filled with prizes instead of money. 10703 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy., Leander.
Family Tree Dental Group – November 2-3 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m and November 4-5 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be construction paper available for children to make cards for the troops. 200 N Red Bud Ln., Round Rock.
Kaleidoscope Toys – November 1-8 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kaleidoscope Toys is partnering with Chisholm Trail Dental to collect candy in the store. Kids will get $1 in KaleidoBucks for every pound of candy donated, up to 5 pounds. KaleidoBucks are worth $1 each on any purchase in the store. 110 North IH35, Ste 375, Round Rock.
For more information or to find a participating location near you, visit HalloweenCandyBuyBack.com.