The way it works is kids bring their unopened candy for cash ($1/pound)- less candy for the kids, less cavities. Plus, it's for a good cause, all candy, any drawings or letters, plus some toothbrushes, are all donated to Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude is a national nonprofit organization that makes fun care packages to support the troops overseas. Local businesses are donating fun stuff for goody bags/door prize, like the local toy store, Friendly's and pizza place. Should be lots of fun!