Compared to last Halloween, our house saw about half the number of trick-or-treaters this year. I blame it mostly on the rain, which decided to pick up during prime trick-or-treating time (and partly on the stairs that people have to hike to get to our front door). Regardless, we’re now left with candy we don’t want or need… what to do?
If you’re stuck in our situation (yes, that picture above is the “after” Halloween picture!) or if your kids hauled in way more candy than you want them to consume, donate it today to the Halloween Candy Buyback, a program that provides candy to Operation Gratitude for Holiday Care Packages. Operation Gratitude includes the donated candy in the 60,000 care packages they send to troops overseas.
Participating dentists will take back your candy – some pay $1 per pound, others offer dental goody bags in exchange for the cavity-causing candy. Or, you can just donate for free to participating dentists.
On Upper Queen Anne, Smiles by Smita and Little Pearls Kids Dentistry, both located at 2223 Queen Anne Ave N, are participating. Just drop your candy off today, Nov 1 between 4pm and 7pm. $1/pound of candy.
UPDATE: Seattle Kids Dentistry at 945 Elliott Ave W, Ste 101 is accepting candy tomorrow Friday, Nov 2nd and Saturday, Nov 3rd., 3pm-6pm each day. $1/pound of candy, up to 10 pounds from children 10 years old or younger with an accompanying parent.