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What To Do With Your Halloween Candy?!

thumbnail_og%20logoAre you typically left with an over abundance of Halloween candy and don’t know what to do with it?!  Let our staff at Sea Smiles Pediatric Dentistry help you as we will be collecting left over candy in conjunction with Operation Gratitude to send care packages to U.S. Service Members deployed overseas and to First Responders serving here at home.  Beginning on Tuesday, November 1st and ending Friday, November 11, we will be giving each child $1 per pound of candy, up to 5 pounds!  In addition, our staff will also provide paper and writing utensils for anyone who would like to write a letter to our service men and women.  I strongly believe in the Operation Gratitude Halloween GIVE-Back Program to reduce excess sugar consumption, prevent dental decay, and teach children the importance of saying “Thank You” to all who serve.  Please help us beat our goal of raising more than 100 pounds of candy!  Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween everyone!  We will hopefully see you soon :)

Dr. Shane~Keep Smiling :)




About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude ​is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that seeks to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation.

Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 200,000+ individually-addressed Care Packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers.  Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.

Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns, Craft Projects and Care Package Assembly Events, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to say “Thank You” through active, hands-on Volunteerism.
To date, Operation Gratitude volunteers have assembled and shipped ​1,610,355 care packages​.

“Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages that include items such as DVDs, handmade scarves and hygiene products.  Halloween candy is a wonderful addition to these packages,” says Operation Gratitude’s founder, Carolyn Blashek.  “The candy is a great morale boost for the troops, and a means to create positive interaction with local children. Equally important is that the Halloween Candy GIVE-Back Program provides every American child the opportunity to learn about service and generosity.”








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