TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 children participated and approximately 300 lbs. of candy were collected at Dr. Amy's Cash-for-Candy, an annual charity Candy Buy Back event held at Dental Wellness of Westchase in Tampa, Fl.
Children received $1 for every pound of candy donated and a new toothbrush at the event held on Nov. 5 by the Tampa dental practice. The cash for candy event is held each year following Halloween. The donated treats will be sent overseas via Operation Gratitude.
Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 150,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.
Operation Gratitude also encourages the donation of dental items including commercially sealed Lip Balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss and travel-size mouthwash.
For more information about the buyback or Dental Wellness of Westchase, call the office at 813-855 CARE, visit the practice's Facebook page or visit dentalwellnessofwestchase.com.
About: Dental Wellness of Westchase is a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs. Services include sedation dentistry, dental implants and ClearCorrect. Dr. Amy Creech-Gionis and staff are absolutely dedicated to partnering with you to achieve optimal dental health and beauty through cosmetic dentistry. For more information, call our office today at (813) 855-2273.
SOURCE Dental Wellness of Westchase