If You Can’t Eat It All – Donate Your Halloween Candy and Get a Little Cash for It
If you can part with some of that Halloween candy, Toms River dentist Dr. Ron Rotem will pay for it and then send the candy to our troops serving overseas. As part of Dr. Rotem’s annual Halloween Candy Buy-back Contest, bring your Halloween candy to his office at 355 Lakehurst Road, Toms River, on Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
He will give you a $1.00 a pound up to 10 lbs. per family for candy collected from Halloween trick-or-treating, and then donate the candy to our troops overseas. In addition, the child who brings in the most candy, by weight, will win a $50.00 gift card.
Individual classrooms, not schools, are also eligible to win a cash prize. One teacher from either a public or private school who collects the most Halloween candy, by weight, from students in his or her classroom and brings it to Dr. Rotem’s office will be eligible to win $400.00 to spend for his or her class.
This is the 11th year Dr. Rotem has sponsored his Halloween Buy-back Candy contest. Dr. Rotem said, “I have three children so I know how much that Halloween candy means. Obviously, the less candy kids eat, the better it is for them. I started the candy buy-back program as an incentive for kids to donate some of their candy and at the same time make Halloween special for our overseas troops.”
Last year, Dr. Rotem collected hundreds of pounds of candy, which was shipped to our overseas troops through the American Recreational Military Service (ARMS). http://www.supportarms.org/