Halloween is right around the corner! There are plenty of cool costumes to see as you walk around your neighborhood, going door to door ringing doorbells and calling “trick or treat!”. You may want to be careful with the candy that you eat, especially if you have braces! You definitely don’t want a poking wire or a loose bracket! Here are some candies that your braces will be horrified to meet: Jolly Ranchers, Laffy Taffy, Butterfingers, Jawbreakers, and Milk Duds, to name a few. If you have braces and plan on going trick or treating you might want to stay away from sticky, chewy, and hard candy.
So what do you do with all that leftover “bad” candy? Instead of throwing it all out, why not donate it? This year Dr. Wendy Swantkowski and the team at Town & Country Orthodontics are hosting a candy buy back to benefit Operation Gratitude and Family Point Resources. We couldn’t be more excited to help! On November 4th join us with Dr. Swantkowski and donate all of your leftover candy! For each pound donated, Dr. Swantkowski and the Team at Town & Country Orthodontics will match with $1, which will then be donated to the Family Point Resources. Family Point Resources is an organization dedicated to empowering children who live in poverty. You will also receive one raffle ticket for each pound that you donate to be entered in a drawing to win come cool prizes, like an iPad!
So, what do we do with all of the candy that we collect? That candy gets boxed up and shipped to our troops overseas through the organization Operation Gratitude. There will also be a card making station so you can create a special message for each box. But what if you can’t make it to the event at Dr. Swantkowski’s office? There will also be a donation box in the T.A.C.O. office from November 2nd-November 5th. Please stop on by and donate all those leftover sweets! Good cause, good company, and good fun!