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Chanhassen dentist will buy your candy to give to shelters and troops

A Chanhassen dental clinic wants to give your Halloween candy to troops and shelters.

Here's something you don't hear everyday: a dentist wants your candy.

Tweet Pediatric Dentistry in Chanhassen is asking people to bring in any of their extra or unwanted candy – as long as it hasn't been opened.

And it's not to feed the dentist's sweet tooth.

According to a Facebook event, the clinic will be collecting the sweets to share with troops overseas as well as with local shelters.

The owner of the clinic, Tori-Thuy Conrad, tells the Star Tribune they've done a candy buyback for the last four years. Last year, Conrad says they collected 400 pounds of candy.

This year, the owner plans to give 100 pounds worth of sweets to Operation Gratitude, which then gives the treats to troops. There are a bunch of other places in Minnesota participating, too. You can find a location here.

The rest of the candy will go to People Reaching Out to People (PROP) food shelter. According to its website, PROP serves about 1,100 people in Chanhassen and Eden Prairie.

Tweet Pediatric Dentistry is offering an incentive to donate, too.

If you participate in the candy buyback, you can make a buck or 10. The clinic will pay people $1 for every pound of candy they donate, up to $10.

Candy can be donated at the clinic starting Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. to Nov. 2 at 4 p.m.

According to Fortune, Americans were expected to spend about $2.6 billion on Halloween candy last year. Reference says that's more than 600 million pounds of treats.

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