I can't believe I am about to say this... but I am sick of candy (I know... who am I??). Unfortunately, we have about 5 pounds of left-over Halloween candy sitting on our dining table, reminding me of the tummy ache I endured from going hog on it on Halloween. I need this out of my house STAT!
Fortunately, there are plently of solutions that don't involve throwing out all of those perfectly good sweets (or leaving them in the break room to taunt me at work):
- Operation Stars & Stripes Inc. - The group collects leftovers for their of Operation Trick-Or-Treating for the Troops and uses the candy to fill up stockings that are sent to troops overseas during the holidays. The organization takes donations until November 15th. Click here for more info.
- Soldier’s Angels – Their Treats for Troops candy drive takes excess candy to give to our service members and veterans. Click herefor more info
- Ronald McDonald House Charities – The organization, which provides housing and health services to ill children and their families, may collect unopened candy for their residents. Click here to find if your local chapter and see if they’ll take your leftovers.
- Operation Gratitude - Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy GIVE-Back event collects candy, which they send to deployed troops and first responders. Just last year they collected 533,891 pounds of candy.
- Think Locally – If you want to do something in your area, why not contact a local homeless shelter, food bank or another type of organization and see if they’ll take your candy.
Source: Fox News