DETROIT (WWJ) – Some may say it’s impossible to have too much candy. For the rest of us, here are some options for where to unload it.

A few local dental offices will be glad to take your unwanted Halloween goodies for a good cause.

Bright Side Dental is offering a chance to win prizes for those who donate their candy in their Third Annual Halloween Candy Buyback Program.

Last year, the Bright Side Dental offices in Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Canton and Livonia collected over 700 pounds of candy that was sent overseas to service members. This year, a new location in St. Clair Shores will be joining the program.

“We were so proud of the kid’s from our various communities last year. We hope that the kids will be just as inspired to donate their candy this year,” said spokesperson Pam Lenning.

For every pound of unopened candy, kids will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift. Kids can bring in no more than 10 pounds of candy. (For locations and directions, visit this link).

Orchard Maple Family Dental in West Bloomfield is hosting their first Halloween Candy Buyback Program Nov. 1 to Nov. 3.  Your child must be present along with the candy in order to receive a $1 reward for a pound of candy.  Click this link or call 248-851-2876 for more information.

In Macomb County Dr. Carl Papa buys back candy at $1 per pound and sends them overseas to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Click this link or call 586-772-0100 for the location.

Also on the east side, The Gentle Dentist will buy back Halloween Candy for $1 per pound and send it to Operation Gratitude  for troops overseas, as well as local charities such as Kids of Detroit. For more information, visit this link or call 586-247-3500.


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