Instead of letting your kids devour their impressive candy hauls from a long night of trick or treating, consider having your kids donate some candy to a Halloween candy buy back event. These events are held at dentist offices all around Long Island, and are meant to collect candy to cut down on how much kids are eating, and to also send the candy off to U.S. troops overseas. This candy is more than a treat to our troops – it is a morale booster that will brighten a soldier’s day amidst grueling work. Soldiers also often share the candy with locals in a show of trust, which helps them to develop better relationships with them and to sometimes acquire useful information. Dentists have united to help our troops with this simple mission, and are looking for children and adults alike to donate candy at buy back programs that pay anywhere between fifty cents and a dollar per pound of candy. Be sure to call ahead to make sure the dentist’s office will be expecting you, and then enjoy the feeling of doing good!
Manhasset Dental Halloween Candy Buy Back
2110 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, NY 11030
Monday, November 2nd, Tuesday, November 3rd, and Thursday, November 5th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Drop off candy and small personal items like lotions and soaps to donate to the troops. Handwritten letters from children are especially appreciated by the troops! $1 will be given per pound of candy.
Halloween Candy Buy Back at Newman Orthodontics
14 Glen Cove Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11576
Monday, November 2nd through Friday, November 13th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bring all your unwanted, unopened candy and receive $1 per pound of candy (limit 10lbs). The candy will be donated to deployed soldiers with the help of Operation Gratitude.
Halloween Candy Buy Back at Dr. Boral's
380 Dogwood Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Monday, November 2nd to Wednesday, November 4th, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Stop by during open hours to drop off any unwanted and extra candy at this buy back event!
Halloween Candy Buy Back at Weinberger Orthodontics
1097 Old Country Road Suite 203, Plainview, NY 11803
Monday, November 2nd through Monday, November 16th
Donate your gooey, sticky candy to the troops and earn $1 back per pound!
Halloween Candy Buy Back at Dr. Glen's Happy Teeth
120 West Park Avenue- Suite 301, Long Beach, NY 11561
Friday, October 30th to Wednesday, November 4th
Call ahead of time to let the folks at Dr. Glen’s know that you’ll be coming by with candy! See page for hours.
Halloween Candy Buy Back at Lynbrook's "A Caring Dentist"
142 Union Avenue, Lynbrook, NY 11563
Sunday, November 1st, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bring your candy back the day after Halloween to cut down on sugar and help others!
Halloween Candy Buy Back at Dr. Chris' Small Smiles
213 Hallock Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
October 31st through November 7th
Come on down during your office hours to donate your candy to a good cause!
Halloween Candy Buy Back at Babylon Smiles
400 West Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702
Saturday, November 7th – Friday, November 13th
Kids can get $0.50 per pound for up to five pounds of candy at this buy back event.
Halloween Candy Buy Back at Total Dental Care of Farmingville
1025 Portion Road Suite H, Farmingville, NY 11738
Monday, November 2nd, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday is candy collection day at Total Dental Care, so sort out your candy on Sunday and bring your extra or unwanted candy.