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Post-Halloween Candy Buy-Back for Kids

Oct 29, 2014 07:06PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Kids on candy overload after Halloween have at least one local option to do some good and earn a little cash. At the office of Manhattan Beach orthodontist Patricia Panucci, kids can turn in unopened candy and earn $1 per pound - and the candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude to send to U.S. troops stationed abroad.

The candy buy-back will take place on November 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dr. Panucci's Beach Braces office at 1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Suite B. The $1 per pound offer is unlimited, but all candy must be unopened, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

The candy will be added to holiday packages for U.S. troops. Children who turn in candy at the drop-off will have the opportunity to make a card or write a note to be delivered to servicemembers.

Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to new recruits, veterans, first responders, wounded warriors, care givers and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas. Its mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of active duty and veteran communities, and to provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to members of the military.

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