Guerrino Dentistry has successfully completed its Halloween Candy Give-Back Program for 2016. The Give-Back Program allows children to donate candy to Operation Gratitude and express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. The program teaches children the value of giving back by donating their excess Halloween candy in support of U.S. Troops and First Responders. This is a big win-win for kids, parents and dentists alike.
This past Halloween, children brought their excess Halloween candy to the offices of Guerrino Dentistry in Hartsdale, Scarsdale and Mount Vernon. The goodies are then shipped to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages to U.S. service members deployed overseas and to First Responders serving here at home.
Operation Gratitude is a volunteer-based organization that sends 200,000+ individually addressed Care Packages to U.S. service members overseas and to their children left behind. Each package contains food. hygiene products, entertainment items, as well as personal letters of support. To date, Operation Gratitude volunteers have assembled and shipped 1,600,000 Care Packages.
Dr. Paul Guerrino, Dr. Afshan Ahmed and their staff are happy to participate in the Operation Gratitude Halloween Give-Back Program.
The Program helps reduce excess sugar consumption, prevents dental decay and teaches children the importance of saying "Thank-You" to all who serve. Guerrino Dentistry has been proudly serving the dental needs of the community since 1987.