Welcome, fall! We are loving the crisp air and the hint of color on the trees. Right around this time of year, we’re also planning our Halloween costumes and mapping our trick-or-treat routes in order to hit the best houses in the neighborhood. Candy bowls are well-stocked and ready for little boys and girls in their ghost, goblin, and princess outfits.
After the big trick-or-treat night, the kiddos tend to have an exorbitant amount of sweets. While a candy bar is a great treat from time to time, devouring a whole bag is generally not the best idea for our teeth or our overall health. Not to mention that the resulting sugar-highs can prove to be a bit of a challenge for parents and teachers of young ones!
At Verber Family Dentistry, we like to use trick-or-treat season as an opportunity to interact with our community and to provide an alternate use for excess Halloween treats. We’re happy to provide a candy-buy-back program for our patients and neighborhood.
We will be collecting candy in our office during the first week of November. The targeted drop-off times will be Monday, November 2nd, and Wednesday, November 4th from 5-7pm. However, patients who have a scheduled dental appointment during the first week of November may drop off candy at the time of appointment. We will reimburse your candy donations at $1 per pound, up to 5 pounds per person, and we will ship your candy donations to the troops.
In addition to our in-office efforts, we’re also taking our Halloween mission into the local schools! We will be visiting the kindergarten classes of two Cumberland Valley elementary schools to buy back their candy collections and put on an interactive dental-health skit for the kids. The kindergarten teachers of the classes are going an extra step by using the money earned to hold a thanksgiving food drive for underserved families in the area. We are thrilled to be able to help with such a great cause.
We hope that you have a happy and not-too-spooky Halloween, and remember to come pay us a visit during the first week of November to unload your surplus trick-or-treat sweets!