Now that the Halloween trick-or-treating is done what does your family do with all that extra sugar? Eat it all in one sitting? Trade it in for candy or toys? Ration out over the next year? Get a visit from the Switch Witch, Pumpkin Fairy, or some other fictitious character who steals the candy away from your children?
Well for those who find themselves with a few extra pounds (of candy), here are a few local area businesses who will take it off your hands.
833 SW 11th Suite 414, Portland, OR 97205
November 1-10, 7:30am-5:15pm.
Trade in your candy and receive a prize bag & money ($1 per pound) – PLUS a chance to win a prize package for your school. Candy will be donated to deployed military troops. Parents are welcome to bring the candy, plus there’s a prize raffle for parents.
Various area locations.
November 1-3, Wednesday-Thursday 7 am – 7 pm, Friday 7 am – 4 pm
Gentech Dentist will buy your unopened Halloween candy for $1 per pound. Maximum of ten pounds per child. Children must be 16 or younger, must be present, and must be accompanied by an adult. Each child will receive a new toothbrush and have a chance to enter a drawing for an iPod Touch. The candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude in Van Nuys, CA. They make individual holiday packages for troops and ship them to soldiers stationed overseas.
Greenburg Pediatric Dentistry
9370 SW Greenburg Rd, Portland, Oregon 97223
November 1 and 2, 8 am -5 pm
Candy will be bought back at $1 a pound. All candy is mailed to overseas US troops, through Operation Gratitude. Feel free to include a drawing or letter from your child for our troops!
Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
3839 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon 97212
November 1, 2 and 3 during business hours of 8am – 4pm
Kids are encouraged and invited to sell Hollywood Children’s Dentistry their Halloween candy! Children will receive $1 for each pound of candy. As a reminder, kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
8708 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
November 1-10 during regular business hours.
They will pay $1.00 per pound up to 5 pounds. All of the candy will be donated to the troops.
World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
11790 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 280, Portland OR 97225 and 4548 N. Albina Rd, Portland OR 97217
November 1-10 during business hours.
Kids can stop by to exchange their candy for prizes. The candy will be donated to troops overseas.
To search for additional candy buy back resources in your area, check out the Halloween Candy Buyback site here.