Three dentistry offices in northeast and north Portland will exchange some of the candy stash your trick or treaters collected this year – some for cash, others for toys.
The dentists are participating in the 2017 Halloween Buy Back program and partnering with local veterans organizations to send the candy to military troops stationed overseas. Since 2015, the program has collected more than 130 tons of candy nationwide.
Children have benefited by reducing their sugar intake, dentists seize the opportunity to contribute to their community and military personnel appreciate being remembered.
Local dentistry offices are:
Hollywood Children’s Dentistry 3839 N.E. Tillamook St., 503.288.5891
Wednesday – Friday, Nov. 1 – 3, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Exchange: $1 per pound of candy
North Portland Orthodontics
3332 N. Lombard St., 503.289.1992
Nov. 1, 8 – 4 p.m.
Exchange: $1 per pound of candy (five pound limit)
World Of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry North
4548 N. Albina Ave., 503.626.9711
Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fridays
Exchange: toys for candy, children are encouraged to write notes of appreciation to the troops