Are your kids a little too successful when it comes to Halloween trick-or-treating?

Here's a great way for them to share their sugary wealth while brightening the day of our troops and earning a few bucks too!

The Halloween Candy Buy Back is a national program which has worked with Operation Gratitude to send many tons of candy to our troops since 2005.

It's a simple way for kids to earn some cash while showing support for our troops. Kids can donate as much or as little of their Halloween as they want.

Most participating locations pay $1 per pound of candy with a limit on the number of pounds that can be redeemed for cash. Some locations offer coloring and other activities for kids to enjoy as they turn in their candy.

West Michigan dental offices participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back:

GRAND RAPIDS

Nylaan Dental
5011 Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: (616) 361-7317

  • November 1, 4pm - 7pm. The Tooth Fairy will give $1 for each pound of candy.

Contemporary Family Dental
2005 Breton Rd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546
Phone: (616) 209-3969

  • November 1, 3pm - 6pm. $1 per pound. Five pound limit.

HUDSONVILLE

Hudsonville Dental Associates
3250 Central Blvd.
Hudsonville, MI, 49426
Phone: (616) 669-6600

  • November 1, 3PM - 6PM. $1 per pound. Five pound limit. Kids are also welcome to write notes and draw pictures which will be sent to troops.

GRAND HAVEN

Little Smiles
1203 S. Beechtree
Grand Haven, MI, 49417
Phone: (616) 850-3950

  • November 1 - 2, 8am - 6pm. November 3, 8am - 1pm. $1 per pound. Top-donating school earns $2 per pound.

Grand Haven Smiles
921 S Beechtree St
Grand Haven, MI, 49417
Phone: (616) 842-1188

  • November 1, 3pm - 6pm. $1 per pound. Kids are also welcome to write notes and draw pictures which will be sent to troops.