2010 Halloween Candy Buy Back program at Greenlake Kids Dentistry a success
November 11, 2010 at 5:46PM
Some cool news has arrived in our inbox from Greenlake Kids Dentistry (6900 East Green Lake Way N).
This Halloween, the pediatric dental office hosted a Candy Buy Back program in partnership with Operation Gratitude and Green Halloween Seattle. Dr. Troy Hull rewarded Seattle-area children $1 per pound of Halloween candy that they donated to Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude then sent the candy in care packages to U.S. troops overseas.
Greenlake Kids Dentistry reports that they collected over 140 pounds of Halloween candy. “We are so very proud of our neighbors whose generosity was amazing at a first-year event,” said Shannon Hull.
Photo courtesy Greenlake Kids Dentistry
“We had a mom bring her kids in to donate their candy whose husband had served overseas,” Shannon said. “She wanted to support what we were doing and reiterated how important and great it is for our troops to get care packages when they’re so far from home. She told us that when her husband was overseas, she would send him what she thought was the smallest thing, but to him even the smallest thing meant so much. It was an amazing reminder that although donating Halloween Candy may seem like a small gesture, it really does matter. We’re looking forward to creating an annual event that will get our neighborhood excited, give people a reason to give away excess candy, and bring us together as a community.”