Operation Troop Treats: Kool Smiles Halloween Candy Exchange

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in Columbia, is coordinating for the fourth year, “Operation Troop Treats” to encourage children to bring their Halloween candy to the local Kool Smiles dental office in exchange for a toy. The candy will then be sent in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas via 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. Kool Smiles is encouraging area families to exceed last year‘s contribution. Every child that donates at a Kool Smiles office will receive one toy for every 25 pieces of unopened candy in its original intended packaging. There is a limit of 3 toys per child and toys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. WHEN: Friday, October 30 to Wednesday, November 4, 2015 WHERE: Columbia Kool Smiles – 5422 Forest Drive, Columbia SC, 29206, (803) 753-1160. In addition to the candy cargo, Kool Smiles is donating the funds to cover the assembly and shipment of 200 Operation Gratitude care packages to overseas troops, which will include dental kits from Kool Smiles. For more information on the program or to find a dental office near you, please visit http://www.mykoolsmiles.com/trooptreats.