Despite Hurricane Sandy’s interruption of Halloween, this year’s candy buy-back drive brought in 1,016 pounds of candy, according to Ashley Witkiewicz, office manager at the Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Jefferson Valley.
The dentist office held its 5th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back program earlier this month as families were asked to bring their Halloween candy into the office. Each child’s candy was weighed and each child was paid $1 per pound.
The candy is sent to Operation Support Our Troops, a non-profit organization that sends care packages to service men and women deployed overseas.
In conjunction with their traditional Halloween Candy Buy Back Program, this year Valley Pediatric Dentistry, P.C. has expanded its program to various elementary school PTA’s in the area. Valley Pediatric Dentistry staff said they will donate $100 to each PTA who participated in this year’s program.
PTAs from Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School in Yorktown, Kids Country in Carmel, Concord Road Elementary in Ardsley and Gayhead Elementary School in Hopewell Junction contributed with donations.