For the past few years, Hagen Dental Practice has conducted an annual candy buyback immediately following Halloween. Children sold us the candy they collected during Halloween for $1 per pound. We then sent the candy to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We started this program as something small we could do to share a little bit of home with the troops and show our appreciation while encouraging kids to maintain a healthy smile. After the overwhelming response we’ve received from our patients and the community, and more than 18,000 pounds of candy collected, we’ve decided to take this idea a bit further and increase our commitment to the troops.
These dedicated servicemen and women have continued to answer the call and selflessly serve their country, and we want to show our appreciation for their sacrifices. We have seen firsthand the generosity of all of our patients and neighbors, and know we can continue to exceed our level of giving as a practice.