Dr. Curtis Chan is smiling with great expectations for his 8th annual Great Halloween Candy Buy Back. The Buy Back helps local children unload the Halloween candy they don’t need for a good cause. The candy is donated to troops overseas and children are given $1 per pound (up to 5 lbs). Last year the drive was a big success collecting over 7,389 pounds of candy, 327 Beanie Babies and 2,946 cards and letters for the troops. This year the Buy Back is expected to reach over 10,000 pounds (5 tons) with several local schools collecting candy and donations from local grocery stores and businesses.
The Buy Back will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, between 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Dr. Chan’s dental office located at 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way, Suite #3 in Del Mar. Children must be present and must have or make a card for the troops in order to receive their cash. Each child will leave with a free toothbrush kit to brush away any damage from the Halloween candy they kept and a bag full of great prizes.
Dr. Chan encourages every one of all ages and local businesses to donate leftover candy for this great military outreach event. You will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win an iPad mini, a professional teeth whitening and other great prizes. Candy donations will be accepted all week following Halloween during normal business hours: Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information or questions, call (858) 481-9090 or visit www.CurtisChanDDS.com