YONKERS, N.Y. -- Saw Mill Dental in Yonkers is hosting a Halloween candy exchange to support troops overseas.
The dentistry, located at 970 North Broadway, Suite 306 in Yonkers, will hold the exchange to support troops through Operation Gratitude starting at 4 p.m. Nov. 5, according to a press release.
"The practice chose to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program to help parents limit the amount of candy their child keeps after Halloween, while also educating them on preventative care for their teeth, and the experience of giving to a great cause to support our troops," representatives said in the release. "For every child (must be accompanied by an adult), bringing in their unopened candy, Saw Mill Dental will 'exchange' the candy for a goodie bag that will include a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and more. Saw Mill Dental will also match all candy gifts by donating additional dental supplies to the troops."
Children are encouraged to write letters to the troops, according to the release. Operation Gratitude sends more than 100,000 care packages "filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers" annually, according to the release. The mission of the group is to "lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people," according to the release.
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