Halloween Candy Buyback Program Success
Move America Forward Joins National Halloween Candy Buyback Program
to send Halloween care packages to deployed troops overseas
SACRAMENTO, CA., – Move America Forward is pleased to report a successful run of the Halloween Candy Buyback program in their first full year participating. The Candy Buyback Program is a national effort which brings together Dentists, Orthodontists, and other Oral healthcare professionals from around the country with the goal of getting candy to our troops.
“Move America Forward is a welcome addition to the Halloween Candy Buyback. Having a second candy distribution partner will allow more health organizations in the West coast participate in this great event.” said Dr. Chris Kammer, D.D.S, who is Founder of the official Halloween Candy Buyback. “At a time when childhood obesity is not improving in our country, programs like the Halloween Candy Buyback are needed more than ever.”
For 2017, Move America Forward received boxes full of Halloween Candy collected by more than 30 dentists offices from all over the United States. Over 7,400 POUNDS of Halloween Candy were collected.
Thousands of brave soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen will benefit from receiving a care package from home with a little Halloween spirit inside. Move America Forward sends thousands of care packages a year to troops in war zones and wherever our troops are in need. The Halloween candy from participants of the Halloween Candy Buyback Program will increase the number of packages Move America Forward is able to ship this year.
Halloween is a holiday known for overconsumption of sweet treats which can cause damage to braces and result in tooth decay. The Halloween Candy Buyback encourages families to turn in their excess candy to a local participating school or oral health professional’s office. Some offices will make cash donations to local schools for the candy which will be used in Move America Forward care packages to the troops.
Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces Our principal mission s to provide military Troop and K9 care packages with letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world. While there are many admirable groups supporting our veterans, we are one of the few organizations left supporting active duty troops deployed to the front lines of Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas around the world where are troops are in harm’s way.
MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation who share in our unwavering support. We work with other non-profits, military service organizations, corporate sponsors, community networks and private citizens to support our Military and demonstrate affirmatively our appreciation and admiration for their service to America.