COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Kool Smiles Dental offices are organizing a candy exchange to benefit troops overseas.
This is the fourth year they have organized "Operation Troop Treats" and this event encourages children to bring 25 pieces of their Halloween candy to any of the area Kool Smiles dental offices in exchange for a toy.
The candy will then be sent in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas through Operation Gratitude.
Kool Smiles initiated the program to help raise awareness about good dental hygiene and uplift American armed forces serving overseas.
In 2014, children and families donated more than two tons of candy for the troops through Operation Troop Treats. The dental offices would like for families to exceed last year's contribution.
Kool Smiles will accept candy donations from Friday, Oct. 30 until Nov. 4. You can drop it off the candy at any Kool Smiles office near you.
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