Where to Donate Halloween Candy in WNY

Halloween Candy Buy Back in WNY
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Wondering where to donate Halloween candy in WNY?  We’ve got a list of places that either offer “buy back” programs or local organizations that put the donations to good use.

Where to Donate Halloween Candy in WNY

Buffalo City Mission – The Buffalo City Mission will allow you to donate Halloween candy anytime at their center located at 100 E. Tupper, Buffalo.  If you have questions, please contact Marilyn at 716.854.8181 x 424.

Military Men and Women – Check with your local Veteran centers or any place involved with the military.  Many of them will send packages to the troops.

A member of our Facebook community was going to send us a direct address to send donations too.  As of 10/30, I was waiting to hear back from her.  Here’s the post she may reply on.   

United Stockings Sailors Soldiers (U.S.S.S) – U.S.S.S is a local non-profit that sends stockings and other packages to the troops overseas.  They are based out of Lockport and you can contact them directly to arrange a pick up of your candy donation at (716) 438-8075 or via email at usss.stockings@yahoo.com.

Note:  This group also accepts travel size toiletries, razors, and a bunch of other items that you could include with your candy donation.

Operation Gratitude – Operation Gratitude is a national effort that also works to send care packages to the military.  The Nativity of Mary School in Williamsville is set up to be a drop point this year.  Please contact them to arrange a time for drop off.


You Can Donate Your Halloween Candy – Or There’s Buy Back Programs Too!

Moore Kids Smile – Moore Kids Smile Pediatric Dentistry in Hamburg is hosting a buy back for $1 per pound several days after Halloween.  Visit their Facebook event for details.

Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry – Winning Smiles has several locations throughout WNY.  They are doing a Buy Back program where they will pay kids $1 per pound of candy donated.  They take the candy and send it to troops currently overseas.   There are a few requirements, so please visit their website to learn more. 

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry – Growing Smiles is doing a buy back program too.  All donations will also be sent to the troops overseas and they are asking that you include a letter or picture along with your donation this year.  Their buy back is on November 6th.  Here’s the details as found on their Facebook page:


Other Resources

You can also check out halloweencandybuyback.com.  It’s a website that allows you to search by zip code to find places that are accepting donations or doing buy backs near you.


Did we miss a place?  Maybe your church?  Or another profit you’re involved with?  Send us the details!