Published: Oct 28, 2012 10:15 AM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Bonita Dental Care in Bonita Springs will host a Halloween candy buy-back party on Thursday, November 1 from 2pm to 6 pm outside the dentist office at 8951 Bonita Beach Road.

The office will pay kids $2 for each pound of candy they turn in.

The candy collected will be donated to Operation Gratitude, going to troops here at home and overseas.

They will also have games and goody bags for kids, who are encouraged to wear their costumes.