In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month, Village Orthodontics in Gaithersburg will buy back Halloween candy from community members and donate it to a charity.
Dr. Gordon S. Grossier, along with his office staff, is paying each participant $1 or 2 “Gordo Bucks” - the office’s fake currency that can be traded in for prizes - for every pound of Halloween candy turned in. All collected candy, along with toothbrushes and toothpaste, will be sent to Operation Gratitude in California where it will be sent in a care package to military troops stationed overseas.
Operation Gratitude is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that annually sends more than 100,000 care packages to U.S. service members.
The office will be accepting new, unwrapped Halloween candy on Nov. 1 and 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 230. For more information, visit drgbraces.com.