Halloween Candy Give-Back
Taking candy from children is usually frowned upon, but teaching kids the value of giving back by donating their excess Halloween candy in support of U.S.
Troops and First Responders is a win-win for kids, parents, and dentists alike.
This Halloween, local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the nation when they bring their Halloween candy and handwritten letters of gratitude to Modern Smiles Dental Care.
The goodies will be shipped to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in Care Packages to U.S.
Service Members deployed overseas and to First Responders serving here at home.
Dr. Sarita Malhotra is proud to participate in the Operation Gratitude Halloween GIVE-Back Program to reduce excess sugar consumption, prevent dental decay, and teach children the importance of saying “Thank You” to all who serve.
“It’s OK to eat a few sweet treats on Halloween day, but plan on donating the candy pile after Halloween”, says Burlington Dentist, Dr. Sarita Malhotra.
Americans spend an estimated $2.5 billion dollars on a whopping 600 million pounds of Halloween Candy each year.
In 2016 alone, 533,891 pounds of that candy was sent to Operation Gratitude for distribution through its Care Package Programs.
'Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 1.9 Million Care Packages that include items such as DVDs, handmade scarves and hygiene products.
Halloween candy is a wonderful addition to these packages,' says Operation Gratitude's founder, Carolyn Blashek.
“The candy is a great morale boost for the troops, and a means to create positive interaction with local children.
Equally important is that the Halloween Candy GIVE-Back Program provides every American child the opportunity to learn about service, sacrifice and generosity.”
Candy and handwritten letters or drawings to Service Members will be collected at Modern Smiles Dental Care, 120 Cambridge Street, #11, Burlington, MA from 1st Nov 2017 – 15th Nov 2017 from 9 am – 3 pm.
In addition, Modern Smiles Dental Care will provide paper and writing utensils for anyone who would like to write a letter.
120 Cambridge Street, #11, Burlington, MA, 01803 map
From I-95 North, take exit 33b for MA-3A North towards Burlington, Merge into Cambridge Street, We are located in the Hillside Colony Plaza opposite to Metro Bank. We are opposite to the Burlington High School.
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