2016 Halloween Candy Buyback a HUGE success!
On Tuesday, November 1 Dr. Bobbi Stanley of Stanley Dentistry hosted the 7th annual Operation Gratitude Candy Buyback! Participants are paid $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds) for unopened Halloween candy.
The candy donation was delivered to the United Services Organization of NC (USO-NC) for use in the Welcome Center at Raleigh Durham International Airport. The center is available for current and retired military 24 hours a day. It offers snacks, meals, entertainment (games, TV’s, computers), a play space for children and spaces for relaxation. Military personnel often have long layovers as they are being stationed all across the globe. While they wait, they can have a few of the comforts of home.
This year’s total collection was over 600 pounds and filled the entire bed of a pick up truck. Cardinal Charter Academy in Cary NC contributed 450 pounds from their inter-class competition. Sixth grader Audrey R. led the effort and the military officer assigned to the Candy Buyback was so impressed that he personally visited the school the next day.
Dr. Bobbi Stanley was thrilled with the response to this year’s candy buyback and said, “Our troops are so important and I’m glad we could help in this small way. Once again our patient’s outpouring of generosity is humbling.”View All News