If your kids come home with way more candy than what's good for them, there is a great way to get rid of it and help out at the same time.

After Halloween has come and gone, area organizations often hold "candy buy-back" events. You can turn in leftover candy and it goes to troops and their families. You get a few bucks in return.

KCRG reports on a Marion dentist doing just that. From 3-5 p.m. on Monday, November 4th, Restoration Dental Center will "buy back" unopened candy for $1.00 per pound, up to 5 pounds. The collected candy will be sent to troops and their families overseas. The first 25 kids to stop in and donate on the 4th will receive a free toothbrush.

The folks at Cedar Rapids Smile Center, a dental office I go to in downtown Cedar Rapids, are doing the same on November 4th from 4-6 p.m. All candy collected goes to Operation Gratitude, and they will give you back a dollar per pound (up to 5 pounds).

Restoration Dental is located at 1180 7th Ave. in Marion, while Cedar Rapids Smile Center's address is 1260 3rd Ave. SE in Cedar Rapids.

We'd love to know of any other organizations doing candy buy-backs so please share in the comments.


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