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Jackson Kool Smiles Dental Offices Organize Halloween Candy Exchange to Benefit Troops

JACKSON, Miss – Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care for children and families in Jackson, is coordinating for the sixth year, “Operation Troop Treats” to encourage children to bring their Halloween candy to any of the area 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 Jackson children and families an opportunity to send deployed U.S. troops a “sweet” reminder of home during the holiday season.

In 2016, children donated more than four tons of candy through the Operation Troop Treats program. Kool Smiles is encouraging area families to exceed last year’s candy contribution.

Every child who donates 25 pieces of unopened candy in its original packaging at a Kool Smiles office 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.

Kool Smiles locations:

Jackson Kool Smiles Office – 989 Ellis Ave., Jackson, MS, 39209, 601-354-3557

Jackson N. State Kool Smiles Office- 4463 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39206, 601-714-2908

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

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