School has been in session for a whole month already, and it’s about time to get the creative juices flowing and help your children figure out what they’re going to wear for Halloween. Will it be a Despicable Me 3 costume? Wonder Woman? Or maybe a slice of bacon, because everyone loves bacon!
While you’re trying to figure that out, you may start thinking about the amount of candy that ends up in your home after a night of trick-or-treating. All that candy! The sugary bliss of a week full of candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ahhhh…..
This may trigger thoughts of ingenious ways of getting rid of all that candy… Take it to the office? “Trade it in” with your children, and have them choose their favorite toy? Throw it away? WAIT! There’s a better solution that you’re going to just love….
Bring your candy to a dentist’s office. Bringing your leftover Halloween candy to a dentist may not be the first thought that pops up in your mind, but guess what? Each year there are a handful of dentists in Reston, such as Dr. Tisseront’s orthodontic practice in the Plaza America shopping center, who offer to PAY you for your leftover Halloween candy. You heard me right: they PAY YOU!
However, not all Halloween candy buy-back programs are the same, and none give you as many reasons to donate your candy as Tisseront Orthodontics. Dr. Tisseront and his team are passionate about supporting our local community, and they do so through annual dental health elementary school visits, by supporting local lifeguards with towels for their uniforms, by sponsoring local children’s sports teams such as soccer and baseball and, finally, by holding their annual, extremely popular Halloween Candy Buy-Back event.
Dr. Tisseront and his team have been collecting your leftover Halloween candy for the past 10 years. Dr. Tisseront donates $2 per pound of candy: $1 goes to the child donating, and $1 goes directly to Children’s National Medical Center in D.C. But it doesn’t stop there. Not only do they donate money to a great cause, they package up the candy and deliver it to our troops overseas! A letter-writing station is also set up during the event so the community can write letters of appreciation and draw pictures to send to our troops; each box of candy is accompanied by two to three letters.
Each year, they collect over 1,000 pounds of leftover Halloween candy! Last year set . a record of 1,679 pounds, and they hope to top that this year, with your help.
THIS EVENT HAS ALLOWED DR. TISSERONT TO DONATE OVER $20,000 TO CHILDREN’S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OVER THE YEARS.
Local businesses such as Pitango, Mayflowers, Ben & Jerry’s, Clyde’s and the Skating Rink at Reston Town Center have all donated prizes for this popular community event. Many students volunteer to box up all that candy as well, so if your child needs service hours, give us a call!
This year will mark the 12th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back event for Dr. Tisseront’s office. With a win-win all around, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday, November 6, from 12 to 4 p.m. You’ll be glad you did!
This is a sponsored article written by Astrid Tisseront, public relations coordinator for Tisseront Orthodontics. Tisseront Orthodontics specializes in orthodontics for children and adults. First Published in www.Reston.org.
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12th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event