We all know the goal of Halloween is to get as much candy as possible, right? Wrong! That may be the goal for kids, but the goal for parents is to get all that candy out of the house as soon as possible. Ward away your mid-day cravings and your children’s candy binges while doing something good for the community.
Two local businesses - Sky Zone Charlotte and Braces by Bird - offer an incentive for kids to part ways with some of their extra candy.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park is giving back to our troops overseas. From November 2 to November 6, guests can show their thanks by donating two pounds or more of candy to Sky Zone Charlotte in return for a free 30-minute jump pass for high-flying fun atop an inter-connected court of trampolines while supporting a worthy cause. All candy donations will go to Operation Gratitude, an organization dedicated to expressing appreciating to our military and First Responders, and will be placed in individually addressed care packages for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who are deployed overseas. Sky Zone is located at 10200 Centrum Parkway, Pineville, NC 28134. For more information, visit them at www.skyzone.com/Charlotte.
Braces by Bird has an incentive program of their own. Becuase Halloween candy can be tough on orthodontic appliances, Dr. Suzanne Bird and her team will give $1 to the participating middle schools of choice for each pound of candy donated. The donated candy will be given to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.
Last year Marvin Ridge, Fort Mill, Indian Land, Weddington, Indian Land and Community House Middle Schools received $300 for the over 250 pounds of candy they received! Collection bins are located at their office at 16614 Riverstone Way. For more information call 704-544-5001 or visit them at http://www.bracesbybird.com/.