Dr. Bourne buried in 1300 pounds of trick or treat candy.
After nine years, the Bourne Orthodontics Candy Buy-Back program finished 2012 with great success. This year, over 1,300 pounds of trick-or-treating delights were dropped off by cavity saving kids from around the area.
In Dr. Bourne’s eyes, this program is a three-fold success:
• The kids get $2 per pound they bring in.
• Less candy consumed by kids = less cavities, broken brackets and sugar highs.
• $2 per pound is donated by Bourne Orthodontics to multiple charities: This year $2600 was given to the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Stevens and Marysville YMCA .
The candy is donated to many great organizations as listed below.
Since its inception, the Bourne Orthodontics Halloween Candy-Buy Back has donated just shy of 7,900 pounds of candy and over $15,000 to community organizations!
A large portion of the candy will be sent to our troops serving overseas after being sorted and packaged by Arlington local Mary Welsh.
Christian Ministries in Africa plans to take some of the candy with them on the next trip to Nairobi to give small amounts to the local children, while providing HIV/AIDS education to the Kenyan people.
Another portion of the candy will be used by Heartbeat: Serving Wounded Warriors and put in the Christmas stockings of 1,000 wounded servicemen and women at the VA hospital as well as hospitals at Fort Lewis.
The last portion of candy will be sent to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and used as special treats for people undergoing cancer treatment.