Dr. Greg’s 2nd Annual “Halloween Buy Back Program” for the Men and Women serving Overseas.
Halloween is regarded as one of the most popular national holidays celebrated. Unfortunately, more than 250,000 men and women will be unable to take part in the celebration either with friends or their children as they venture out trick or treating on Saturday, October 31. That’s because they are serving our country, many abroad in hostile locations like Iraq and Afghanistan.
Many of my staff and I are former military (before I became a dentist in Irmo I was in the Navy and the Marine Corps as a dentist, active duty for 3 years and a reservist for 3 years, stationed at Parris Island and the Beaufort Naval Air Station and Naval Hospital), and we all remember how much it meant to us to be appreciated by the civilians whom we served.
So I decided we should do something special for them and send them bucket loads of candy that was collected especially for them by the children.
So, here’s the deal…
Children get $1.00 for every pound of candy that they donate!
We want to encourage kids to bring us their extra candy and we’ll pay them for it with our Halloween Buy-Back Program!
With your help we can make this a BIG Event!
We’ll post the results in our office and send you an email, along with plenty of pictures of the children. I’m sure that we will have some fun and interesting stories behind how they decided to keep and give away the candy the kids collected. I can’t wait….it’ll be fun for everyone! I started the program for two reasons, one to encourage good oral health among our younger patients, secondly, I know there’s always a lot of leftover candy after the season. We always bought too much candy, or our kids brought back too much to handle.
All of the candy collected will be sent to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with Toothbrushes and Toothpaste!
I’ve had so many people tell me what a wonderful idea this is and I want to open this up to not just our patients, but to all children and parents in Irmo and the surrounding areas.
You and /or your children will be able to bring the filled treat bags, or any candy they may have, into one of these 3 locations from November 1-3 9:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. I’ve even ordered special trick-or-treating bags for the children and they can be picked up at any of the 3 locations below:
The Art of Dentistry
7505 St. Andrews Rd.
Irmo, SC 29063
Vista Smiles of Columbia
515 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Children’s Dental Group
7210 K Broad River Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
They earn a little money for their candy, our troops get to share in a little piece of home, the kids are eating less candy, and it takes the temptation away from moms and dads every time they walk past the candy dish…it’s a win-win for everyone!
Here’s a program that will be wide reaching and touch the hearts of many; not to mention, that October is National Dental Hygiene Month.
So let’s get involved and get our local boys and girls Trick or Treating for Our Troops, (as well as themselves).
From Dr. Gregory Wych and the Dental Office of The Art of Dentistry