Donate Uneaten Halloween Candy To Our Troops Overseas

November 1, 2019

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Halloween 2019 is in the history books and you may have found yourself with a bit of temptation sitting in a bowl of candy either brought in by your kids or not given completely away to trick-or-treaters. Thankfully there is a way to remove the temptation without being wasteful. A number of charitable organizations take leftover candy and send it to troops stationed overseas. One of them is Operation Gratitude, which has set up a number of drop-off centers around the country to accept your extra treats (Education Station in Gainesville and Ocala & you can search by zip code). Once collected, they’ll send them to both troops and first responders. You can also mail your unused candy too (you'll have to pay for shipping). Make sure to drop off or ship your candy by November 8th.  Since 2003, the group has sent nearly 2.5 million care packages to our overseas servicemembers.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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