Every Halloween, we are offering cash for candy, supporting our troops and taking a stand against sweets.
Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating while filling their piggy banks as well. We chose to participate in the Halloween Candy Buyback to help parents that want to limit the amount of damage that can be done to their children’s teeth. We want to encourage and teach preventative care, not just last ditch efforts to save a smile.
Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids teeth are being cared for more than ever. Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken and damaged braces.
For every pound of unopened candy (up to 10 pounds) your child brings in, they’ll receive $1. Plus, we will provide materials for your child to write a letter or draw a picture when we send it along to our service members – just in time for the holidays!
We are so excited to help support our troops with our 2016 Halloween Candy Buyback program. We have chosen a local Michigan Soldier, his family and his unit to support this year.
Sargeant Robert McGlynn grew up right around the corner from our practice on Livernois Road and went to Avondale High School. He is now serving in the United States Army and is part of the 307th Brigade Support Battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Sargeant McGlynn is happy to take all the candy donations back to North Carolina and share them with his unit and their families. “This kind donation will be well received by so many hard working soldiers and will increase moral for all involved! Thank you so much,” said McGlynn.
Buying back candy is great for our kids and their teeth but even better is being able to give back to those that serve our country. Thank you for helping us reduce sugar consumption in children and support our troops!