Dental and orthodontic offices across the state are participating in a candy buy back program encouraging kids to sell or donate their Halloween candy. These offices then send the candy to a variety of charitable organizations, give out prizes or even pay the kids in cash to fork over the sweets. Here’s where you can sell back your candy this year. Call ahead for more details.
Carter Smile, Morristown. Nov. 1-5. Donations go to Dominican Monastery in Summit and money will be donated to myFace.
Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates, Cream Ridge, Manahawkin and Toms River. Nov. 9. You’ll receive $1 for every pound of candy you donate, up to 5 pounds.
Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, Randolph. Through Nov. 7. Wrapped candy can be dropped off at the office as a donation and in turn will be donated to different food banks and shelters.
Singh and Smile Pediatric Dentistry, New Providence. Nov. 1 – 8. Donations will go to local charities.
Smile More Dentistry, Tappan, NY. Nov. 1-5. The office will buy back your candy for $1 per pound, plus if you donate at least 5 pounds the patient can get a free dental sealant or cleaning. All of the candy will be donated to local homeless shelters, nursing homes and troops overseas, along with toothbrushes from the office.
Washington Dental Associates, Bergenfield. Nov. 1-5. The office will buy back your candy for $1 per pound, plus if you donate at least 5 pounds the patient can get a free dental sealant or cleaning. All of the candy will be donated to local homeless shelters, nursing homes and troops overseas, along with toothbrushes from the office.
Westfield Pediatric Dental Group, Westfield. Weekdays, Nov. 1-7. During this annual Halloween Candy Contest, whoever brings in the most Halloween candy will win four free movie passes to AMC Theatres. If you turn in your candy to the office you will receive a dental goody bag with a special treat inside. All children are welcome to join in the fun, and do not need to be Westfield Pediatric patients to enter the contest.
You can also donate candy to any of these organizations:
Operation Gratitude: Thousands of pounds of Halloween candy are received every year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can support this mission.
Ronald McDonald House: Because hospitalized children cannot go trick-or-treating, Ronald McDonald House, which offers rooms and other services to family members, will accept candy for the kids.
Soldiers’ Angels: Treats for Troops collects Halloween candy from local businesses, which then gets sent to deployed service members and veterans. Check out which businesses in your community are participating this year.