For families with too much candy in your home, this is your opportunity to support a good cause, teacher your kids about giving back, possibility earn prizes, and receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation allow you to donate candy to troops including when you donate Halloween candy.
Where to Donate Candy
After Easter, Halloween and even Valentine’s Day we also have bags full of extra candy. I recently wrote about things you can do with Leftover Candy. One of my favorite things to do is to donate candy to location charities.
Here is a complete list of charities you can help today. Some of these company are also open to receiving baked goods, check out this round up of recipes for leftover candy, by my friend Lily.
Your local chapter of Ronald McDonald House may accept donation of unopened Halloween candy. They will share the candy with their patients who include severely sick children and their families. These kids did not have an opportunity to trick or treat in their neighborhood. So instead you can help bring the trick or treating to them.
Donate Candy to Troops
Operation Gratitude gives you the opportunity to donate candy to troops. They include candy in all their Care Package for our troops. Their Halloween Candy Give-Back Program hosted by a variety of people like dentists, businesses, groups, and families. This program is when they collect the most amount of candy. This year, their volunteers are also collecting Wish List items for their Care Packages like: floss, travel size toothpaste, pens and mechanical pencils.
A Halloween Candy collection program with local businesses. Generally, dental offices, agree to accept excess Halloween candy from kids in exchange for goodies.
Through the Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops Halloween Candy drive, businesses can register to serve as a collection site for this program. Not only will you be serving the community by removing excess candy from the mouths of children, but also serving our service members, wounded heroes, and veterans.
Buybacks are held at local businesses, traditionally but not limited to dental offices. With the goal of removing excess Halloween candy from kids while supporting our troops, the Buyback is a great platform to help multiple causes while promoting your business!
Participants buy back kids’ Halloween candy at a scheduled event with cash, xylitol products, coupons, toothbrushes, creative exchanges – They can partner with local businesses to give away coupons for food, services, goods, etc. They can give away hygiene kits or coupons for their office as well!
To find a participating buyback in your area, use the ZIP code search at the top of the page to find an event close by. Contact the participant to find out the date, time, and details of their event. You may also ship your candy directly to non-profit Veterans’s organizations.
Volunteers from Operation Shoebox include candy in their boxes too. They pack boxes all year long so they accept donation all year long.
Think Christmas, Easter and Halloween. Heat-resistant candy is best in warm seasons. They are located in Florida and you can ship your candy to them.
My friend Dr. Brian Rask is also collecting Halloween candy at his dental office to share with troops.
George Snow Scholarship Foundation collects candy to share with their scholarship recipients.