In the past four years during the Halloween season, we have donated over 5 tons of candy and our current year’s efforts are under way! – during our annual “Operation Troop Treats” event, which encouraged children and families to exchange Halloween candy for toys at participating Kool Smiles offices across the nation.
The annual event, now in its fourth year, is designed to encourage good dental hygiene at home while supporting our American troops abroad. In collaboration with Operation Gratitude, Kool Smiles shipped 200 Halloween care packages to overseas troops this year. The packages were filled with donated candy from our offices, needed toiletries, fun items like movies and books, and of course, dental kits containing toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, to encourage healthy dental habits for our soldiers, too!
Check out some highlights from this year’s event!