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Operation Gratitude Was a Hit!


The only thing kids love more than candy, is helping others. At our November 7th Halloween Candy Buyback event, we proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt.

As a children’s dentist, we know kids get attached to their Halloween candy– and we also know how happy they are to pay it forward and send their candy to US Military service members.

This year, our Candy Buyback, sponsored by Operation Gratitude was a huge success!

We thought it might be hard to top last year’s candy collection at 700 pounds, but this year blew away all our expectations– our generous community gathered 920 pounds of candy for our troops!

Needless to say, 920 pounds of candy means we had a great turnout. The weather was perfect, and everyone had a great time. The children and their parents also made 94 cards to send to our military service members, which we know they’ll love.

We’re grateful for our patients, our community, our sponsors, and, of course, all our US Military service members.

Rather than write more about the event, we thought you’d like to see it in action. Here are some of our favorite photos from the Halloween Candy Buyback event.

2015 Candy Buyback

Card for the troops


Candy and cards for the troops

Macaroni Kid at the Candy Buyback

Candy Buyback sponsors

Candy Buyback sponsors

Monster Mobile Gaming Theater

 Kids at the Candy Buyback

Kid with guitar at Candy Buyback

Thanks to all the kids, parents, and sponsors who made this year’s Candy Buyback event a huge success. We’re looking forward to next year!

The Busy Mom

~Cullan Pagenkopf