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Lubbock Kool Smiles Dental Offices organize Halloween candy exchange to benefit U.S. Troops

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

WHAT:        Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for children and families in Lubbock, is coordinating with “Operation Troop Treats” to encourage children to bring their Halloween candy to Kool Smiles dental offices in exchange for a toy. All donated candy will be sent in care packages to U.S. service members stationed overseas via Operation Gratitude.

Operation Troop Treats promotes good dental health and gives Lubbock children and families an opportunity to send deployed U.S. troops and Veterans and First Responders serving here at home this year a “sweet” reminder of their gratitude during the holiday season.

Americans spend an estimated $2.5 billion dollars on a whopping 600 million pounds of Halloween Candy each year. In 2017, children donated more than four tons of candy through the Operation Troop Treats program. Kool Smiles is encouraging area families to help exceed last year’s candy contribution. 

WHEN:       Saturday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 3 during business


WHERE:        Kool Smiles Offices in Lubbock:

                        2903 50th St.  Lubbock  79413

                        Phone Number: 806-589-0658


                        1923 Marsha Sharp Freeway, Ste. 103 Lubbock-Overton  79415

                        Phone Number: 806-744-6581


CONTACT:   Rebecca Reid, 410-212-3843

DETAILS:     Every child who donates 25 pieces of unopened candy in its original packaging will receive one toy. There is a limit of 3 toys per child and toys will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to the candy collected, Kool Smiles is donating 200 dental kits for deployed U.S. troops, as well as the funds to cover the assembly and shipment of 200 Operation Gratitude care packages.

For more information on Operation Troop Treats, including the nearest participating Lubbock Kool Smiles, please visit

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