Donate Leftover Halloween Candy To Operation Gratitude

November 5, 2018

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With the average American spending $76.05 in Halloween candy this year, changes are there are a few pieces lingering around. The good news is you can remove the temptation of eating that candy yourself while helping veterans, first responders.   Operation Gratitude will accept your extra treats and they’ll send them to both troops and first responders and our troops overseas. In past years, the group has collected more than 500,000 pounds of goodies. The candy becomes part of a care package of lip balm, hand warmers, sewing kits, sunscreen and other items requested by troops and first responders. One dentist office in Ocala is accepting candy donations; Advanced Dental Care Of Shady. Operation Gratitude asks you phone ahead before making a donation to ensure it is part of the program.  The organization also encourages you to view other requested care package items you can donate.  Another great place to donate Halloween candy is to local food banks. Once again, phone head to make sure they are accepting of a candy donation.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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