We include a handful of candy in every Care Package we send. A major source of these sweet treats is our popular Halloween Candy Give-Back Program hosted by generous dentists, businesses, groups, and families in October and November each year.
COLLECT AND DONATE HALLOWEEN CANDY
When you sign up to join our Halloween Candy Give-Back Drive, we will send you flyers, logos, a press release template, and other helpful resources to promote your campaign. SIGN UP TODAY Our Give-Back program has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
DO fill out and submit an online Donation Form with the total pounds of candy and any additional donated items. You will receive an email confirmation with a printable barcode to include in your package, along with shipping instructions. COMPLETE DONATION FORM
DO line your boxes with big plastic bags to safely ship loose candy, or place the candy into zip-close bags.
DO separate candy from other donated items (dental floss, travel toothpaste (1 oz), pens and mechanical pencils).
DO separate hand-written thank you letters from candy to ensure they are not ruined in shipment (place in an envelope or separate plastic bag).
DO ship your candy no later than November 9 to: Operation Gratitude ATTN: Halloween Candy Program 21100 Lassen Street Chatsworth, CA 91311-4278
DON’T purchase candy on sale after Halloween to ship to us. Consider a donation instead. DONATE NOW
DON’T ship boxes larger than 24″x 24″x 20″ or weighing more than 35 lb. (weight can harm candy in transit).
DON’T send Pixy Stix (or other powdery candy). They make a mess inside the Care Packages.
DON’T sort your candy. We want to make sure our Troops, Veterans and First Responders get a variety of treats in each Care Package.
Thank you for following these important guidelines!