Donations to Packages 4 Patriots

Donations to Packages 4 Patriots

This year’s Halloween Candy Buyback occurred on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 12 W Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg IL, 60193.  We had kids and adults turn in their Halloween candy for cash!!! 1lb = $1.00. This year we collected over 700lbs of candy. This candy and other donated items will then be sent to US troops overseas with Packages4Patriots.

In addition to candy, we also asked participants to donate the following items.

Items Needed For Troops

  • Letters & Drawings
  • Protein Bars
  • Gum, sunflower seeds, trail mix, coffee, and nuts.
  • Hygiene Products – Body wash, shampoo, deodorant, razors, chapstick
  • Moisturizer, sunblock, foot powder, nail clippers, and more!


We were so thrilled with how many donations were made that our own Dr. Dawn Diehnelt, D.D.S made a cash donation to help cover the shipping and ongoing mission of Packages 4 Patriots. 

700 pounds of candy donated
Kathy Mode & Dr. Dawn Diehnelt
WOW, what a successful Halloween Candy Buyback!

WOW, what a successful Halloween Candy Buyback!

This year’s annual Halloween Candy Buyback was our best event yet!!! We had over 200 incredible families and donors come by our office to make donations. Over the course of the buyback people have donated 1,274 POUNDS of candy. This candy, as well as other non candy donations will be sent to our amazing miltary men and women overseas. 

Thank you to everyone who participated!

We even had people drop candy outside our dental office in Schaumburg. Simply Amazing! 


We recently received this letter from  active military members who have been enjoying the candy we sent over to them via the Halloween Candy Buyback program we held.