Operation Gratitude is Here...Send Your Candy to the Troops


If you are looking to get rid of some of your Halloween candy please send it to Operation Gratitude who then sends it to the deployed troops and first responders! Some dentist offices will even give your kids money in exchange for a few pounds! CLICK BELOW OR HERE FOR MORE!! There's also a list of offices in the Bay Area collecting below.....


San Francisco

 Curtis Raff, DDS Dr. Raff is getting in on the fun this year back wrapped candy at $2 per pound with an 8-pound per child limit. Operation Gratitude will be the recipient of all collected candy.

When: Nov. 1-7, (except Fri., Sat. or Sun.) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.1233 Taraval St.San Francisco, Ca-415-564-7525 Online: raffdds.com

East Bay

Steven Nerad Dr. Steve offers $1 per pound of candy, with a 20-lb limit. Gather your classmates and encourage them to donate, because Dr. Steve tracks kids’ schools and donates to the two schools who bring in the most candy ($250-first place, $100-second place). Candy will be donated to US troops. Check out more about the event here.

When: Nov. 1, 2:30-5:15 p.m.1024 Serpentine Ln., Ste. 107 Pleasanton, Ca 925-846-3336                  Online: www.UrKidsDentist.com

Alameda Pediatric Dentistry Score $1 per pound of unopened candy at any of their three East Bay locations. All candy will be packed up and shipped to troops through Blue Star Moms.

When: Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.2125 Whitehall Place, Alameda

When: Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.1443 Cedarwood Ln., Suite D, Pleasanton

When: Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.2923 Webster St., Suite 302, Oakland

510-521-KIDS Online: AlamedaPediatricDentist.com

Peninsula/South Bay

Corso Orthodontics Dr. Chris Corsa will be accepting candy from individual kiddos for two days (one day at each location). Buy backs are $1 per pound (max of 5 pounds per child).

When: Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.4010 Moorpark Ave. #105, San Jose

When: Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.6489 Camden Ave. #100, San Jose 408-409-1361 Online: smilebysanjoseorthodontist.com

Roy Dental Kids get $1 per pound of unopened candy. Candy will be donated to overseas US troops via Operation Gratitude. Kids can also bring in a thank you letter or a picture to send to the soldiers.

When: Nov. 1-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.2950 Whipple Ave., Suite 9 Redwood City, Ca650-200-1178 Online: roydental.net


Mill Valley Orthodontics Take part in Dr. Ashraf’s 18th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back! Dr. Ashraf is offering a whopping $2 per pound of candy (maximum 10 pounds, candy must be wrapped). Candy will be donated to US troops.

When: Nov. 1-2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed from noon-1:30 p.m.)141 Camino Alto #5 Mill Valley, Ca 415-388-2876 Online: millvalleyorthodontics.com

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