Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat! Halloween Candy Buy Back
It’s that time of year. Stores are filled with costumes and candy galore. Trick or treat bags and buckets are being hauled out of the closet, ready to be filled to the brim with candy. All that sugar! But, we all know sugar is bad for teeth and with an increase in childhood obesity and diabetes; buckets full of candy aren’t the best idea. But what can parents do with all that candy?
Halloween Candy Buy Back is the answer you’re looking for. Founded by Dr. Kammer, this program buys back extra candy that parents don’t want and kids don’t need. While he admits he isn’t the first to come up with the concept, Dr. Krammer and his company took the concept to the next level and began sending it to overseas service members in care packages. In 2014 401,052 lbs. of candy were donated. That’s over 12 million pieces of candy.
One of the programs Halloween Candy Buy Back works with is Operation Gratitude. This program sends approximately 150,000 care packages to:
- New Recruits
- First Responders
- Wounded Warriors
- Care Givers
- Individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas
Their mission is to provide all Americans with an opportunity to show their appreciation to our Service Members.
Getting involved in this great program is easy. Go to www.halloweencandybuyback.com to register your practice. Moms and dads can click on the “participate” button and sign up as well. The website is full of tips on how to make your buy back event a success. If you want to participate but cannot find participating office near you, you can ship it yourself.