Do you have leftover Halloween candy, due to a lack of trick-or-treaters?
Or do you have too much Halloween candy because your kid made out like a bandit going door-to-door?
Either way, if you’re looking to get those sugary sweets out of the house, we have 5 suggestions on what to do with your loot. A couple are local, some require the USPS, but all of them will get that candy eaten by someone other than you.
1. Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House charities give families with sick or injured children “a place to rest their head, hot showers, meals and more.” While there is no specific candy program, many locations will accept unopened candy donations. And the candy is sure to be a bright spot in a kid’s day here.
2. Give it to Your Dentist
Ask your dental office if they are taking leftover candy donations – often they are, to donate to organizations like those below.
If not, they may still appreciate the candy donation because it will keep them in business.
3. Halloween Candy Buy Back
Halloween Candy Buy Back is a program where local businesses buy or trade you for your leftover candy, and then they send the candy to the troops.
4. Treats for Troops
Treats for Troops is another, more direct way to get those leftover Twix bars, licorice whips, and Red Hots into the appreciative hands of our military.
5. Operation Shoe Box
Operation Shoe Box puts together care packages for service members who are away from home, which always includes, but is not limited to CANDY.
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