Now that Halloween is over, if you are staring at piles of candy thinking, "‘I can not let my kids eat all this," there’s a solution for you.
Local dentists are buying back candy from kids and sending it to troops overseas for Operation Gratitude.
Participating dentists send 60,000 holiday care packages overseas, according to their website. Last year, they received and shipped 125 tons of candy.
Kids can bring their leftover candy to a participating dentist and they will either buy it back for $1 a pound or give out "goody bags" with dental hygiene products, coupons from local businesses, and/or entries into a drawing for a special prize.
The dentists closest to Bowie who are participating are:
- Berry Children's Dental, 10208 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD, 20721
- Childrens Dental Office, 2225 Defense Highway, Crofton, MD, 21114
- Dr. Karen Gonzalez, 17000 Science Drive, Suite 206, Bowie, MD, 20715
For a complete list of participating dentists click here.