Are you afraid you will eat 10 pounds of “mini” Snickers and Butterfingers the day after Halloween? Wondering what to do with all your surplus loot?
Here’s a snapshot of last November’s packing event:
Here are a few ways you can help:
1. If you know me and live nearby, bag up your leftover candy tonight and arrange for pickup later in the week.
2. If you believe that “the ends justifies the means,” then consider confiscating your children’s Halloween candy and donating it. When cute little Johnny and Susie ask where their candy is, tell them it is in Afghanistan and explain the modern marvels of air travel.
3. If stealing your children’s candy leaves a bad taste in your mouth, consider buying bags of Halloween candy tomorrow and Wednesday, when it is usually marked down to 50-75% off.
4. Volunteer at the next packing event in Nashua, NH on Nov. 9-12. Send an email to Volunteer@octnh.org or visit the Operation Care For Troops Facebook page.
5. Send a donation to: Operation Care For Troops, P.O. Box 1604
Nashua, NH 03061-1604. Operation Care For Troops is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.
6. Write letters or holiday cards to the troops to be sent with the candy, toiletries and other items.
UPDATE (Nov. 10) – Huge thanks to the sweet-toothed employees of Onshape and New Hampshire dentist Matt Leighton for donating 70 pounds of chocolate for the troops. Much appreciated!