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Monday, March 19, 2012

Operation Gratitude

In October 2011, we participating for the second time in the Operation Gratitude project "Treats for the Troops" or what dentists who participate call it "Operation Halloween Candy Buyback".  Here are the stats for the past 2 years:

In 2011, we contributed over 175 pounds of candy for the Troops.
In 2010, we contributed just over 125 pounds of candy for the Troops.

December of 2011 we received a thank you letter from Operation Gratitude, thanking us for our contributions.  With our donation they were able to send 100,000 full care packages to men and women overseas.  We will be sure to participate next year in a partnership with New Era Dental of Indianapolis for this great cause. 

Here are other ways to get involved:
1. Donate money: $15 is the total cost to send each package
2. Write letters
3. Crocheted or Hand-knitted scarves
4. Donate Beanie Babies-for the troops to give to children in the area they patrol
5. Recycle old cell phones & ink cartridges- call 877-744-3601 for more information
6. Send Easter & Halloween Candy or Girl Scout Cookies
7. Donate a vehicle www.carsforustroops.com
8. Buy or sell on ebay: sellers can donate 10-100% of proceeds to troops
9. Shop at www.cafepress.com/opgratitude store, every 3 items purchased sends a package
10. Check our websites: www.operationgratitude.com for more information or follow us on Facebook

Donations can be mailed to: Operation Gratitude, 16444 Refugio Road, Encino, CA 91436

At HNT, we appreciate the troops and what they are able to do for us and our country.  We will do whatever we can to assist Operation Gratitude & you should too!


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