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Donate your Halloween candy leftovers

So I don’t know about your household, but my kids collected a few pounds of candy this year while trick-or-treating. While I’d like to think we all have some element of self-control when it comes to candy, the treats seem to be disappearing at an alarming rate!  

To prevent those pounds of Halloween goodies from transferring directly to your waistline, here are some ideas for getting rid of them in a useful way.

Donate to Soldiers:

Many local dentist offices or other organizations participate in candy collections this time of year. Do local Internet searches or watch for stories and flyers from local organizations regarding candy donation.

Start a collection yourself on behalf of your school, business, or service group, and submit to Operation GratitudeCheck out their list of tips and ideas for participation.

Anyone can donate to soldiers by sending candy to Operation Shoebox out of Belleview, Florida. Find their shipping address as well as a list of other items need by troops.

Donate to Families of Sick Children:

Ronald McDonald House Charities may also collect candy to provide to families of children receiving medical treatment who are staying in Ronald McDonald House facilities. Check with the local chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities to see how you can help.

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