Now that you have handed out or collected a store aisle amount of candy, what are you going to do with it? Chocolate Kisses don’t do well lying in a bag for months, soft chew candies can sometimes turn hard, and who really wants to eat candy corn after Halloween?
Putting that left over candy in a bowl on your desk for your co-workers to indulge in can be one way to get rid of the excess cavity causing treats. I’m sure there will be a handful of teens walking from one subway car to another, selling their collected candy for a dollar each.
Perhaps you can take the candy you, your children, or your siblings have left over and turn the cavities into cash. Dentists across the nation have signed up to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program. Bring your bags of collected Halloween candy or whatever you couldn’t pass out to trick-or-treaters in to participating dentist offices and receive a dollar for every pound you turn in.
Those enlisted in the program then send the candy to Operation Gratitude, a program that sends care packages to troops serving overseas. Sending over 122,000 pounds of candy last year, the Halloween Candy Buy Back program is a great way to pay it forward and avoid a more serious reason to visit the dentist.
Visit the Halloween Candy Buy Back website and enter your zip code to locate the nearest participating dentist near you. Check out their About section and discover other needed items, such as lip balm and toiletries, that can be donated along with the bartering of your Halloween candy.