Huet Dental hosts 4th annual Candy BuyBack Program that will benefit military troops overseas

By: WOL Staff
| Published 10/29/2015


THE WOODLANDS, Texas - On November 2nd and November 3rd, Dr. Jennine Huet, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., F.I.C.O.I., whose dental practice is Huet Dental, is hosting a Candy BuyBack program for the fourth straight year. Getting handfuls of candy at Halloween can be sweet, but donating the candy to military troops oversees is even sweeter. Not only does the program promote healthy teeth, but it will also bring lots of smiles to The United States soldiers.

Dr. Jennine Huet will buy wrapped candy for $1 a pound on November 2 & 3

“We pay $1 per pound of candy that is donated,” said Tara Miller, the Financial Coordinator at Huet Dental. “We also have spider toothbrushes for the kids when they bring the candy in!”

Huet Dental started the Candy BuyBack program back in 2012, when Miller’s son joined the army. She attended an army mom group, and they were discussing the Candy BuyBack that Operation Gratitude does each year.

“I let Dr. Huet know about the Candy BuyBack and that the donated candy went in care packages to the troops overseas. She also thought that it was a great idea; she was also in the military,” explained Miller.

Kids can bring their candy in to Dr. Huet on the Monday after Halloween, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3 during office hours. Huet Dental is located at 3115 College Park Drive, Suite 105. Those who want to share their candy with the military troops are encouraged to write a letter or draw a picture that will be included with the candy, sharing sentiments of appreciation. The collected candy will be donated to the actively serving troops, and distributed through ‘Operation Gratitude,’ an organization comprised of military moms and wives, who prepare care packages for the troops.

“The most rewarding part is seeing how many people come to our office and donate their candy to our soldiers, and reading the letters and pictures that the kids make to put in with our donation,” said Miller.

Huet Dental is hoping to beat last year’s candy donation that totaled to 181 pounds of candy! Participate in this year’s Candy BuyBack program while also teaching children a valuable lesson about giving to others.

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