Oct. 24, 2018 Sponsored Story
Parents who are worried about kids bringing home too much candy this Halloween may find resolve from Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry in Long Island City.
For the third year in a row, the dental office located at 45-45 21st St. will be offering visitors cash and be making donations–in exchange for Halloween candy. For every pound of candy that is brought into the office after Oct. 31st, Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry will give $1 to the contributor and then separately donate $5 to the National Children’s Cancer Society.
All the donated candy will then be packaged and shipped to Operation Gratitude where it will be distributed to our troops overseas.
“Operation Gratitude is a fantastic program that not only saves a lot of kids and parents from post-Halloween sugar overload, but also offers a great way to say thank you to the men and women that serve our country, while offering them a little nostalgic reminder of home in the form of their favorite childhood treats,” says Dr. Natasha Larson, co-owner and board certified pediatric dentist at the office.
This program is among one of many ways the pediatric dental office is planning to give back to the community this fall, Larson said.
One example she lists is the practice’s sponsorship of this year’s Halloween Block Party, which will take place at Murray Playground and on adjacent streets on Oct. 31st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At this event, volunteers from Larson’s office plans to hand out trick-or-treat bags filled with toys, toothbrushes and an insert encouraging dental care during the holiday.
Additionally, Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry has signed up as a fiscal sponsor for the P.S./I.S. 78 Fall Festival benefit on Oct. 28, which will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Plaxall Gallery, located at 5-25 46th Ave.
Meanwhile, the dental office is currently holding a Halloween-themed contest until Nov. 1st, where patients are asked to guess how many novelty eyeballs are in a glass jar at their front desk. The closest guess to the correct number will win a gift basket filled with Halloween-themed prizes and a Regal Cinema gift certificate.
Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry will also be open on Halloween for trick-or-treaters from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Normal business hours are by appointment only, with evening and weekend hours available by calling 212-243-5437.
At least the troops have dental insurance…
This is a great idea! Happy that local businesses like this are getting involved in a way that’s meaningful and supportive to our community. Bravo Chelsea Pediatric Dentistry. We need more businesses like this in LIC.
What a spook-tacular idea! Thanks, Chelsea Pediatric. I also recommend giving kids healthy treats too for Halloween. I hope the businesses in the neighborhood will keep this in mind!