Where To Donate Leftover Halloween Candy

Donate your leftover Halloween candy to a good cause in Columbus

Contact your local chapter and find out how you can donate your leftover candy to them. Not all children can trick or treat for Halloween, so your donation could bring a smile to one who wasn’t able to participate. Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops is a special Halloween Candy collection program that helps you exchange the sweets for goodies from local businesses. From local businesses to dental offices, schools, gyms, churches and more, many participate in the program. Feed the Kids Columbus partners with communities, local schools, and organizations to provide supplemental groceries to children dealing with food insecurities.

You can find a list of nearby participating dental offices here. This organization teams with area businesses, such as dentists, to collect candy in exchange for goodies. One more local option worth looking into is Ronald McDonald House Charities.

  • Generally, dental offices, agree to accept excess Halloween candy from kids in exchange for goodies.
  • Hundreds of thousands of pounds of candy are donated each year following Halloween to the men and women working hard to keeping you safe through this organization.
  • Call your local food pantry, nursing home, or homeless shelter to see if one of these organizations will accept your Halloween candy.
  • Your local chapter of Ronald McDonald House may accept donation of unopened Halloween candy.

Search here to check for a nearby Ronald McDonald House Program center. There aren’t many Central Ohio dental offices listed on the website, but some are still collecting around Central Ohio. You can drop off anytime between November 1-7 at multiple locations around the city. See Facebook page for details of where to drop off leftover candy, or use the address in the image below. Some Colorado dentist offices participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program.

Participate in a Candy Buyback

Many online articles say Ronald McDonald House Charities take extra candy, but CBS4 called the Aurora chapter which told us that’s not the case. Many online articles say Ronald McDonald House Charities take extra candy, but CBS4 called the Aurora chapter which told us that’s not the case. Be sure to read each organization’s guidelines in terms of donation.

They don’t usually give you cash, but they’ll trade toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other dental hygiene items. The buyback programs often have coupons for things like local bookstores, restaurants, and such. There’s a directory of participating dentists available here you can search by zipcode. Call your local food pantry, nursing home, or homeless shelter to see if one of these organizations will accept your Halloween candy. Chances are that at least one of them is bound to accept your unopened sweet treats.

You can get paid for your extra treats that will also be sent to the troops. This is also a similar drive, where businesses will exchange goodies for candy and then send the candy to our troops. Ronald McDonald House Charities helps families of children who are fighting on-going health battles. Several local chapters accept unwrapped candy to give to distribute to those families. My friend Dr. Brian Rask is also collecting Halloween candy at his dental office to share with troops. Some Colorado dentist offices participate in theHalloween Candy Buy Backprogram.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of candy are donated each year following Halloween to the men and women working hard to keeping you safe through this organization. Some of these company are also open to receiving baked goods, check out thisround up of recipes for leftover candy,by my friend Lily. Through a wide range of programs and services, Soldiers’ Angels provides support throughout the military experience. Many of these locations accept unopened candies as donations.

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He offered by buy back his mini-patients’ leftover sweets for $1 a pound with proceeds going to charity. It quickly became a national sensation, with more than 2,000 dentists participating in every state. In 2017, 122,000 pounds of candy were sold to dentists by tiny treaters. Most of the loot was sent to troops overseas, who gave it to local children to help build relationships.

They are collecting leftover Halloween candy to add to put in food bags and lunches. Businesses and organizations can register to become a collection site for candy. Your collection dates should be any time immediately following Halloween.

Packages of unopened candy can be sent to the organization’s Georgia headquarters. This organization is ready to receive your candy donations — they distribute candy on Halloween, Christmas and Easter to troops that are missing the festivities while away from home. Run by Soldier’s Angels, this program allows you to send sweets to soldiers. Kids can earn buyback prizes, and you can get a tax deductible receipt for your donation.

Talk to local community center leaders, religious institutions, shelter or food pantry staff, or officials at your child’s school about where to take your candy donation. Local or county social service agencies can also connect you with members of the community who can put your donation to good use. Deployed troopers and first responders do not have the time to door-to-door, so Operation Gratitude steps in and send them their goodie bags.

Engaging events, large and small, will inspire your team to give back. Treats for Troops, Warm Feet for Warriors, Holiday Stockings for Heroes, and more! Our annual collection campaigns offer a fun way volunteers of all ages can participate. Soldiers’ Angels has teams of Angels who provide support to military families. Each of the teams is unique in terms of eligibility requirements and the type of support they provide. Our Veteran Support Program assists veterans through a variety of different programs, including providing assistance at VA Hospitals across the country.

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Finally, don’t forget about your local soup kitchen, homeless shelter, food pantry, or retirement or nursing home when thinking of where to donate Halloween candy. Many take donations of unopened candy for residents and guests year-round. It’s worth calling to find out if they accept treats, which your kids can deliver with a note and a non-cavity-filled smile. 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.

Operation Shoebox sends packed boxed year-round, but since the weather has cooled off, it’s a better time to send chocolates to the troops overseas. Each year, the Operation Stars and Stripes organization host Operation Trick-or-Treating for the Troops. They encourage all unwrapped candies to be donated to be sent overseas. Make sure you call and ask ahead if these places are still participating candy donations. Soldiers’ Angels is committed to being financially transparent and fiscally responsible. Get your company involved in giving back to the military and veteran community!