Dr. Walter Kostrzewski, or Dr. K as his patients know him is again supporting this year’s Halloween Candy Buy Back program which raises candy from the local community to donate to our troops who are in harm’s way. The event, slated to commence on Tuesday November 1st at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm will allow kids to donate their Halloween candy in exchange for goody bags, a free dinner at Bertucci’s, Sundae House ice cream, a dental care kit and more.
Kids will walk away knowing that they have improved the lives of our troops and brought smiles to their faces. This year’s Halloween Candy Buy Back will be sending 60,000 care packages to our troops so that we can show our appreciation for their service to our country with a few treats. Last year’s program sent 125 tons of candy and other care products that were greatly appreciated by our US troops.
We are asking participants to separate chocolate candy from the rest of the candy so that we can ensure it gets to our troops un-melted. In addition to the candy we are sending over we hope to receive 100,000 toothbrush/toothpaste sets to include in the care packages. If you can help us reach this important goal it would be greatly appreciated. Additional items you may want to provide:
- Commercially sealed Lip Balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, mouthwash
- Beanie Babies/WebKinz or other small stuffed animals
- Hand-Knit/Crochet Scarves and Hats
- Socks (dark colors are best)
- Small packages Beef Jerky
- Energy/Protein Bars
- Individual Packets of Hot Cereal
- DVD’s / CD’s
- Personal Letters of Appreciation
Dr. K and the Comfortable Care Dentistry staff will host the Halloween Candy Buy Back at their Milford, CT office located at 203 Cherry Street, zip code 06460. For more information contact them at 1-800-917-5269.