Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry Donates More Than 500 Pounds of Halloween Candy to Troops Deployed Overseas This Holiday Season
Itʼs no surprise that dental professionals would prefer their patients not eat massive amounts of sugar. Thatʼs one reason Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry joined a national effort to buy back Halloween candy overflow from area children this year. They offered a dollar for every pound donated and say they were shocked when more than 100 families donated over 500 pounds of it to their three Charlotte area locations. This past Saturday the practice handed off a truckload of goodies bound for our troops overseas.
Co-founder of Fayetteville Cares Foundation, Joanne Chavonne and her husband, Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne, picked up the treats at Charlotte Pediatric Dentistryʼs Mallard Creek office. Fayetteville Cares is a community-based organization supporting the military personnel and military families of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. They will include the donated candy in care packages for troops deployed in harmʼs way this holiday season.
“Weʼre honored to help bring some holiday cheer to our fighting forces while fighting tooth decay here at the home!” says Charlotte Pediatric Dentistryʼs Dr. David Moore “The response to our buy back program was overwhelming and we are proud to support
Fayetteville Cares in their annual effort to send gifts to our troops based out of North Carolina.”