Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Halloween Candy For Troops
Happy candy overdose day! If you are anything like me, you over bought in anticipation for the hundreds of princesses and super heros you thought you were getting, and now have pounds of left overs! Instead of engaging in the battle of "to eat or not to eat," stay healthy and do some good at the same time by donating your candy to the troops. There are several organizations that are accepting your post Halloween treats, so find one below that works for you and purge those mini diet busters...
For DC Locals:
MoverMoms is a 501 (c)(3) non profit group of moms who have dedicated themselves to doing regular volunteer projects around the community. Their Treats-4-Troops Candy Collection has several drop off locations all around the DC, MD and VA area through Saturday, November 5th. You can drop off at any time, so find a location close to you today!
If you are not in the DC area, Operation Shoebox, accepts your donations by mail. Operation Shoebox is an amazing organization that is committed to sending care packages that are handmade with love. Each bag contains a hand written letter to the soldier letting them know how much they are loved and appreciated. They even try to include something for the troops to hand out to the children in the area.
Mail donations to the following address
8360 E Highway 25
Belleview, FL 34420
So get the candy to one of these great organizations and have a big heart, rather than bigger hips :)