Donate Your Halloween Candy to Soldiers Overseas
It's the day after Halloween and we all probably have way too much candy sitting around at home. Want to do something with it that's also for a great cause? Donate it!
Operation Gratitude is an organization that sends care packages to deployed troops, first responders, veterans, wounded warriors and caregivers, military families, and more. With each care package, they like to include a handful of candy, because who doesn't like candy? A major source of these candies is from their Halloween Candy Give-Back program.
With that being said, there are a few rules. It costs them $15/package to send to the troops so they can't afford to also cover the cost of you sending your candy so those shipping costs are covered by you. They also would like you to fill out a donation form so they know what to expect. They would also rather you do no go and buy candy that's on sale after Halloween and are only looking for left-over candy.
If you can't send it, they also accept monetary donations and you could also reach out to Awaken Church in Niskayuna who, according to their map, accepts the candy to send. To learn more and to watch the progress of the Halloween candy, you can follow their Facebook page.