“As a dentist, I’d like to see these kids give up their candy—for both reasons,” says Dr. Rick Timm of All Family Dental.
The Oakdale dental office will serve as a collection point for Operation Gratitude, which takes leftover Halloween candy and dental hygiene items and ships them overseas to those serving in the U.S. Military.
City officials approached Timm about participating in the program, which he said will get children thinking of dental health and the service of those in the military.
“They’ll know it’s going to be shipped to our boys and girls in the armed services,” he said.
Timm, who has brothers and sisters who are veterans and nephews in the military, said it’s nice to be able do something for those serving overseas.
“What these people do for us—it’s worthwhile to do something for them,” he said.
All Family Dental is located at 1075 Hadley Ave.
For more information, visit the Operation Gratitude website.