Dental Office Organizes Sweet Deal for U.S. Troops
From Friday, Oct. 28 to Saturday, Nov. 5, Kool Smiles Dental Office (located at 406 N. Fruitland Blvd., Salisbury) is encouraging kids to bring their unopened Halloween candy to their Salisbury location in exchange for a toy. The candy will then be sent in care packages to U.S. service members stationed overseas via "Operation Gratitude."
Every child who donates 25 pieces of unopened candy in its original packaging at a Kool Smiles office will receive one toy. There is a limit of 3 toys per child. Toys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to the candy collected, Kool Smiles is donating 200 dental kits for troops, as well as the funds to cover the assembly and shipment of 200 care packages.
Kool Smiles initiated the program five years ago to help raise awareness about good dental hygiene, while uplifting American armed forces serving overseas.
In 2015, children and families donated more than three tons of candy for the troops through Operation Troop Treats. Kool Smiles is encouraging area families to exceed last year's contribution.
For more information on the program, including the nearest Kool Smiles location, visit www.mykoolsmiles.com/trooptreats.