Candy for a Cause
We are so excited for our partnership with Operation Gratitude!
WHO: Operation Gratitude is a national nonprofit organization that provides tangible ways to forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. Through its customized Care Package programs, Operation Gratitude has provided opportunities for millions of Americans to say “Thank You” to more than 2.3million of our nation’s Heroes since 2003. Operation Gratitude includes sweet treats in every Care Package that we send. Halloween candy serves as a reminder of home that helps bring smiles to our Troops’ faces- and you’re helping make it happen by donating candy today!
WHAT: This Halloween, local Matthews trick-or-treaters will join kids across the country when they donate their extra Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude right here at our office! The sweet treats will be included along with handwritten thank you letters in Care Packages sent to U.S. Service Members deployed overseas, and hand-delivered to Veterans and First Responders serving in the Matthews, Mint Hill & Charlotte communities. Teaching children the value of giving back by donating Halloween candy in support of Operation Gratitude is a win-win for kids, parents, and dentists.
WHEN/WHERE: Candy and handwritten thank you letters for deployed Service Members, Veterans, and First Responders will be collected at our practice during our office hours through November 5th.
Address: 1819 Matthews Township Pkwy #200, Matthews, NC 28105
HOW: Simply drop off your leftover candy to our office and we will take care of the packaging and shipping! Be sure to to check the progress on our candy collection on Facebook & Instagram (@SmilebarCLT)
**Please be sure NOT to bring loose candy (like candy corn) or loose sugar candy (i.e. Pixie Sticks)
If You Don’t Have a Smile, We’ll Give You One of Ours.
The Smilebar team is proud to fundraise for A Night for Smiles. ANFS is a local non-profit run by a group of dentists, including our very own Dr. Patel, who select a beneficiary each year to raise funding and awareness for. This year they are supporting the NC Mission of Mercy Clinics- Charlotte Chapter. This two-day provides free dental services for over 2500 local residents who would not otherwise receive care. The money raised by ANFS through mid-September is used to provide supplies and materials. The clinic is staffed by volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians, health professionals and general community volunteers from Charlotte and across the state. If you would like to help us fundraise, give us a call and we will provide you with free toothbrushes to give to those who donate too.