2nd Annual Halloween Candy Buyback!
Orchard Maple Family Dental (OMFD) invites Metro Detroiters to share their Halloween candy with US soldiers stationed abroad. In conjunction with “Operation Gratitude,“ (www.operationgratitude.com), OMFD fulfills two goals: supporting our troops and decreasing tooth decay! Neighbors are welcome to stop by and share candy and greeting cards November 1 and 2.
Friday, November 1st: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.*
Saturday, November 2nd: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.**
*Whole Foods West Bloomfield will be donating snacks and beverages for our Friday guests.
**On Saturday at 10:00AM, breakfast will be provided on site by Zoe’s House of Pancakes to our guests. Face painting for children will be provided on Saturday by Face Flair. Whole Foods West Bloomfield will be providing door prizes and gift cards for our Saturday guests)
*Donors will receive $1 per each donated pound of unopened candy. There is a 5 pound maximum.
“We enjoyed such a successful event launch last year, we thought it would be special to continue the tradition. Most people embrace fond memories of Halloween with their parents, but many children, including those in our very own neighborhood will be thinking of their relatives serving overseas. We want to make sure they know that they are not forgotten,” said Dr. Warren Woodruff, general dentist at OMFD and office marketing director.
Last year’s OMFD “Operation Gratitude” event attracted 48 families as well as local partners, including Noodles & Company and The UPS Store: West Bloomfield. 240 pounds of candy were swiftly shipped to the Operation Gratitude headquarters and distributed amongst military families around the globe.
We want to reassure you that we do care about the oral health of not only the children in our area, but the adults who are courageously serving the US in hostile countries.
We have chosen Operation Gratitude as the organization that we go through to recognize our appreciation for our country’s soldiers. The care packages that Operation Gratitude assembles fit into a 12″ x 12″ x 5″ box. This box could probably hold 3-5 lbs of candy. The packages, however, are not made entirely of candy. The care packages include other things such as DVDs, stuffed animals, stacks of greeting cards, socks, scarves, CDs, and more. We would estimate that none of the packages contain more than 2 lbs of candy. In most cases, we’re distributing the candy from one child to multiple service members. We look forward to seeing you with your candy!
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