Austin Family Dentistry is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Operation Gratitude this Halloween to send candy care packages to our U.S. troops overseas. Each year Operation Gratitude sends over 150,000 care packages to American soldiers – with one mission – to say thank you and to provide tangible, encouraging support through goody bags.

The Halloween Candy Buyback Program, started by dentist Dr. Chris Kammer, has become a national phenomenon with over 2,000 dentist participating across America each year. It’s one small way to give our deployed friends and family a sweet taste of home away from home. 

Halloween is arguably one of the most family fun holidays in America. As a family dentistry, we believe this one small act will help unite those family members who can’t be with their loved ones this Halloween. That’s why we’re asking all of our Austin Family Dentistry fans to cash in your Halloween candy after the holiday so we can ship it to the troops. We know your kids won’t want to give away ALL of their candy, so just drop off what you don’t want. We guarantee it won’t go to waste.

We will be taking donations November 2nd – 6th, 2015. You can cash in your candy at our Little Rock or Maumelle location. In exchange for your kids candy, we’re giving away free goody bags (provided by Xlear) full of Spry Dental Defense sugar free candy.* 

Benefits of Donating

1. Teach your children the importance of dental hygiene

2. Help prevent childhood obesity

3. Provide an opportunity for your kids to give back to the community 

4. Give support to our soldiers overseas

Distance doesn’t have to stop us from celebrating Halloween together as a nation. Let’s give back and say thank you to those who bravely protect our country. Even the smallest amount of candy can make a huge impact in the lives of our troops. We can’t wait to see what you contribute. Happy Halloween!

* 50 goody bags per location (Little Rock and Maumelle). One bag per person. Only the first 50 people per location get a free goody bag.