COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Kool Smiles is hosting a pre-Halloween event all to raise money for troops now until Nov. 5.
For the fifth year, they are hosting Operation: Troop Treats. The event is to encourage kids to bring Halloween candy to any area location in exchange for a toy.
The candy will then be sent in care packages to U.S. service members stationed overseas.
"We take candy back from our patients and from the community and then we send the candy to troops along with toothbrushes so they can brush after and exchange for the candy everyone gets a price," said dentist associate Dr. Abigail Adams.
In 2015, children and families donated more than three tons of candy for the troops through Operation Troop Treats.