Halloween Candy Buy Back 2012
We are really excited about this year’s Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program! Are you getting ready for another great year?
What’s the Halloween Candy Buy-Back? Watch this ABC News story about the founder, Dr. Chris Kammer, to find out: ABC News Person of the Week
Dental offices wishing to participate should register now on the Halloween Candy Buy-Back so people in your community can learn about your involvement in the program. (Use the zip code finder to see if you are already listed.) “HCBB” Website: http://www.halloweencandybuyback.com
Need some ideas about how to organize and publicize your HCBB event?
~ Find helpful tips here: Halloween Candy Buy-Back Tips
~ Check out the creative flyers folks shared with us in previous years: HCBB Flyers
We encourage dental offices to invite staff and patients to write letters/cards to the troops that we can include with the candy in our care packages: Letter Writing Flyer
We also encourage donations of dental hygiene products such as:
~ Commercially-sealed Lip Balm
~ Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
~ Dental Floss
~ Mouthwash (Travel-size)
We want to keep the smiles on the troops’ faces all shiny, bright and healthy!
Wondering how you’ll get your donations to Operation Gratitude once your HCBB event is over?
Go here to find shipping information and tips: Important Shipping Information
(Thank you for understanding that we cannot pay for shipping your donations to our facility, as we need every penny of our funds to pay shipping costs on the care packages to the troops: $15/package.)
Please include this Donor-Form in every carton you send in order to correctly identify your shipment and to receive an acknowledgment.
Please ship or deliver your donations NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 1, 2012 to:
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard
17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Attn: Rich Hernandez
Phone: 262-674-7281 (262-OPGRAT-1)
If you would like confirmation of delivery on your shipment to us prior to receipt of our acknowledgment letter, please use the tracking system provided by your shipper.
Acknowledgement letters will be sent within 3 months.
Financial donations are welcome and may be made online or sent by mail. Please do not include checks in cartons of items and candy (to avoid loosing them). Financial donations should be mailed separately to:
16444 Refugio Road
Encino, CA 91436
You’re not a dentist but you still want to collect and donate candy? Thank you! We are grateful for your support! We hope you’ll consider collecting dental hygiene items (listed above) and writing letters — we really need those, too!
Again, please deliver your item/candy donations no later than December 1 to ensure we can get them into our care packages this year and none of the candy goes to waste!
Last, but not least: We hope you will ”like” the Halloween Candy Buy-Back Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/HalloweenCandy and the Operation Gratitude Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OperationGratitude, if you haven’t already! We will post news, updates, helpful tips and other information about the 2012 HCBB there — so checking those pages will be a good way to stay up on what’s happening.
Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support! Here’s a video from last year’s HCBB we hope you’ll enjoy!