One of the highlights of Halloween is dressing up in a costume and going trick or treating. Getting a bag of candy is exciting for the kids but a not so much for the parents!
After the kiddos pick out a few of their favorites, how can the remaining candy be used? M&m’s, Necco Wafers, gum and mini tootsie rolls can be saved for your Christmas gingerbread houses and the rest can be donated to Operation Gratitude who forwards it to the U.S. troops in combat.
While you can box up the treats yourselves, local dentists have a buy back program that can help ease the little princesses and clowns into a charitable mood. Children can cash in their leftover candy at $1 per pound, up to a total of 10 pounds per person. The dentists will then send the candy onto the troops, how great is that?
Check out these participating dentists and orthodontic offices to find one near your location that works with you schedule. If no specific buy-back time is listed, call the office for more details.
Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Wallace Wong Orthodontics
Art of Pediatric Dentistry
914 140th Avenue NE, Suite 101
Bellevue, Wa 98005
Wallace Wong Orthodontics
914 140th Avenue NE, Suite 102
Bellevue, WA 98005
Candy will be bought back November 1–15 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.at both locations. Worth noting is these dentists will match the money they pay out (up to 5 pounds) with a donation to Northwest Harvest.
Greenlake Kids Dentistry
6900 East Green Lake Way North, Suite #H
Seattle, Wa 98115
Buy backs are accepted through the first week of November. Drop candy off on November 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the kids can make a card to send to the troops along with the candy. Magnuson Gymboree will be on-hand with the needed card supplies as well as an extra hand when needed. There will also be organic treats from and drinks from Forza Coffee.
Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics
1818 East Mercer Street, Suite 200
Seattle, Wa 98112
Tully’s Coffee on Capitol Hill
746 19th Avenue East
Seattle, Wa 98112
Dr. Wong is pairing up with Tully’s Coffee on Capitol Hill on Friday November 1 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Along with the $1 per pound for the leftover candy, kiddos will receive a healthy teeth goody bags and a Tulleys gift card for mom.
Little Pearls Kids Dentistry and Smiles by Smita
2223 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, Wa 98109
Drop by November 1 between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for $1 per pound up to 10 pounds.
Seattle Kids Dentistry
945 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Candy will be accepted Friday and Saturday November 1 and 2 from 3:00 p.m – 6:00 pm.
2955 80th Ave SE #105
Mercer Island, WA, 98040
Phone: (206) 230-6632
R. Chan Orthodontics
622 West Main Street
Monroe, Wa 98272
18323 98th Avenue NE, #1
Bothell, Wa 98011
Both Richard Chan Orthodontics offices will be hosting candy buy-backs: November 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Monroe and Nov. 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm in Bothell. On top of earning $1 per pound, kiddos can pick up an extra dollar for showing up in their costume and another $1 if they bring in 2 canned goods for the local food bank. As an extra treat, all donating kids will be treated to free cookies and milk!
If you can't make it to one of the dentists offices, excess candy can be sent to this address ~
8360 East Highway 25
Belleview, Fl 34420