My kids get enough candy at Halloween. In fact, what with their sturdy legs, determination, and pillowcases for carrying the loot, it isn't hard for them to collect too much. Waaaaay too much.
I'm thrilled that this year, a local dentist is collecting all the "extra" candy and sending it to Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude is a nonprofit that sends care packages to Military personnel deployed in harm's way. The local dentist has also promised to donate $1 for every pound of candy turned in to our local education foundation.
Candy out of the house/donation to education foundation/care packages to soldiers. Looks like a win/win/win to me.
For more information visit the Operation Gratitude website here or their facebook page here.