Dentists are buying Halloween candy from kids to send to troops.
Instead of eating pounds and pounds of free candy, some kids are deciding to sell their Halloween candy.
Across the country, dentists and orthodontists are buying back candy from local kids for a good cause – holiday care packages for military troops stationed overseas. Participating dentists register with an organization called halloweencandybuyback.com allowing users to find them. Most dentists offer kids one dollar for a pound of candy, and then ship it to a California nonprofit called Operation Gratitude that delivers care packages to military personnel overseas.
One dentist is willing to give up to 500 dollars to elementary schools that participate in the candy exchange.
Last year, Operation Gratitude shipped 125 tons of different candy to the troops.
Ali, a sixth-grader at Nimitz Middle School who participated in the candy buy back told San Antonio Express-News: “My mom told me it would help the soldiers, so I thought it was a good idea to do it because it helps other people".
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