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Dentists, orthodontists participate in Halloween candy buy back program

Posted October 29, 2011

If you're looking for a way to get all that Halloween candy out of the house, here's a good one. Local dentists and orthodontists will be buying back Halloween candy this week as part of a program to support deployed troops.

Participating offices will buy back Halloween candy with cash, coupons, toothbrushes and other exchanges. They will then send the candy to Operation Gratitude, an organization devoted to filling and shipping care packages to U.S. military and their families, or other military support groups.

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Among the local offices participating in the program is Gladwell Orthodontics in Wake Forest. They emailed me to share that they will pay $1 per pound of candy brought into the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. Gladwell Orthodontics is at 2824 Rogers Rd., Suite 200, Wake Forest. The candy collected there will go to Operation Gratitude.

If you know the details on other local Halloween candy buy back programs, please post in the comments below.


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  • shall6 Oct 31, 2011

    Thank you jenoline for letting us know!


  • jenoline Oct 31, 2011

    Earthfare is also having having a candy trade-in deal, from Tue thru Sat.
    Here is a link for details on the offer

  • shall6 Oct 30, 2011

    Thank you Tina!


  • tinasaib Oct 30, 2011

    Dr. Saib from Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry will be buying back candy on November 1st and 2nd from 3pm to 6pm. His office is located in Southern Village, 400 Market Street, Suite 220, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516. He is buying back candy from kids ages 12 and under. $1 a pound (up to 5 pounds). He is taking candy donations and you can write a thank you letter for the troops overseas that he will collect.