The Halloween Candy Buyback buys candy from children after Halloween. We get candy off of the streets and send it in care packages to troops overseas. The troops get a brightened day and often share the candy with locals in a show of trust, sometimes acquiring key intel.

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Dentists, Register Your Practice

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Moms, Dads, Kids!

Trade your candy in for money and prizes to support our troops.

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100,000 Toothbrush Donation Challenge!

Dr. Kammer, the Buyback's founder, has always dreamt of donating 100,000 toothbrushes to troops overseas; on top of the the tons of candy that we send. We asked our participants for suggestions to help collect brushes and we received some great ideas!

In Dr. Kammer's own practice, we've set up a collection jar at the check-out desk. Considering that most people have a favorite toothbrush or an electric brush at home, we're asking if they'd like to donate the brush in their take-home hygiene kit to the troops. We've been collecting for almost a month and have close to 50 brushes. Imagine if 500 offices followed this trend! We'll be at 100,000 in no time!

You can package your brushes and send them to Operation Gratitude when you send the candy in November. They'll be included in the care packages sent overseas! This easy-to-implement collection method needs to be used nationwide. Let's accomplish the 100,000 brush goal!!!

2014 Buyback Stats:
401,052 lbs of candy donated, equaling over 12 million individual pieces!!

How the Buyback Works:
1. Participating offices register to be a collection point for candy donations. 3,000 nationally!!!
2. Registrations are searchable via the ZIP code search at the top right of this page! Enter your ZIP to find a buyback location near you!
3. Interested donors can call or email the practice to find out exact time/date/location of event. Because each event is held independently, we do not provide this information.
4. You drop off your candy donation for it to be shipped, by the participating office, to Van Nuys California and the Operation Gratitude headquarters.

Can't find a participant near you? Ship it yourself by following these simple shipping instructions.

**PLEASE SEND ALL CANDY TO:
OPERATION GRATITUDE/ CA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Attn: Angel Cuevas/Receiving (818)469-0448/strong>

PLEASE SHIP ALL SUPPLIES BY MID-NOVEMBER!!!

ATTENTION - CANDY DONATIONS MUST BE SENT ONLY TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE - DO NOT SEND ITEMS or CANDY TO ANY OTHER OPERATION GRATITUDE ADDRESS - THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED; SHIPMENTS WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER

** Thank you for understanding that Operation Gratitude cannot pay shipping costs. **






How does the program work?

  • Participants buy back kids' Halloween candy at a scheduled event with cash, xylitol products, coupons, toothbrushes, creative exchanges - They can partner with local businesses to give away coupons for food, services, goods, etc. They can give away hygiene kits or coupons for their office as well!
  • Participants send the candy to Operation Gratitude or other Military support groups
  • Participants send the candy to Operation Gratitude or other Military support groups
  • Operation Gratitude sends the candy to the U.S. Military along with other goods in care packages.
  • To find a dental practice in your area, use the zip code "look-up" feature to see if there is a participant close by. Contact the participant to find out the date, time, and location of the event.