Halloween Candy Buypack
Operation Halloween Candy
As an incentive to get “sweets off the streets,” the Halloween Candy Buyback program was founded by Wisconsin Dentist Chris Kammer ten years ago. Since its national launch in 2007 with dentists nationwide joining the campaign, the momentum is still building today. HCBB offers $1 a pound to buy back candy collected by the young trick-or-treaters and ships the donations, along with toothbrushes, to troops abroad in the Operation Gratitude care packages.
For this year’s Operation Halloween Candy Buy-Back, Middle School Health Teacher Jodi Maurici encouraged the Middle School community to bring in their leftover Halloween Candy for several worthy causes. Students collected 177 pounds of candy that was delivered to Blue Star moms—a military mom organization to ship overseas for the holidays, while the buyback money was donated to the Ride for Life in honor of Ethan Deutch’s father, who recently succumbed to ALS. When the Ride for Life visited the Middle School last month, Ethan personally presented the $177 that would benefit ALS research towards finding a cure to Chris Pendergast.