Did your kids bring back enough candy to last you through Valentine's Day? If so, there are ways to cut down on their Halloween stash without risking a three-month sugar high.
Businesses and organizations throughout the area are collecting candy this week to send to U.S. troops stationed overseas and those in need here at home.
Macomb Township Parks & Recreation
Candy 4 Kids, offered annually by the Parks and Recreation Department, gives Macomb Township residents a chance to donate Halloween treats to the Macomb Charitable Foundation and/or the St. John Providence Health System Christmas store. Both charities distribute candy bags to needy families over the holidays.
Residents may donate candy by dropping it off at the Recreation Center Nov. 1-19. There will be signs throughout the center and an orange labeled tub at the front desk for easy drop off.
Kennet Orthodontics at 19991 Hall Rd., in Macomb, will also be serving as a Candy 4 Kids drop-off location.
Area dentists who will be hosting their own buy back events this week include:
P. Steven Wainless D.D.S
30140 Harper, Ste. 100,
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
Buy Back: Thursday, Nov. 1, 3-7 p.m. Candy will be sent to the troops serving as part of Operation Gratitude. $1/per pound. Bring in a thank you letter for a soldier and it will be entered in a special contest.
The Gentle Dentist
15055 22 Mile Road Ste. 2
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Buy Back: Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $1/per pound. Candy will be sent to troops serving overseas.
Bright Side Dental
13750 19 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Phone: (248) 269-2986
Buy back: Nov. 1-16, see website for hours. For every pound of unopened candy brought in, children will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift. Up to 10 pounds per person.
HPS Advanced Dental Care
4741 24 Mile Road, Suite C
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Buy Back: Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candy will be sent to the troops serving as part of Operation Gratitude. $1/per pound (up to 5 pounds per child).
Know of other donation or buy back events? Post them in the comments below!