For the 12th year in a row, Dr. Michael Foley and his staff at Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry are inviting children and schools in the area to participate in the Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event on Thursday, November 1 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. Children are invited to exchange their Halloween candy for $1 per pound at 205 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo, 3476 Sheridan Drive, Amherst or 3364 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park. All candy collected will be sent overseas to deployed troops in care packages.
This year, Winning Smiles has set a goal to collect more than 5,000 pounds of candy. Last year, the organization collected nearly 4,500 pounds of Halloween candy for Packs4Patriots, an organization in North Carolina that assembles all of the care packages for the troops. These care packages typically contain hygiene products, socks and shirts, protein bars and snack foods, ground coffee, cards and letters from children and Halloween goodies.
We’re offering even more than cash for candy! Children are invited to also enjoy entertainment, create cards for the troops, win prizes and giveaways and meet servicemen and women displaying their military vehicles weather permitting. Each child that brings in candy will receive a free toothbrush, a small prize and a chance to win a door prize, in addition to $1 per pound of candy.
Check out the success and smiles last year’s event brought with the photos below!