HALLOWEEN CANDY GIVE-BACK

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.

HOST A HALLOWEEN CANDY GIVE-BACK DRIVE

When you sign up to host a Candy Give-Back Drive, we will send you flyers, our logo, a press release template, and other helpful resources to promote your campaign.
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LOCAL CANDY COLLECTION MAP

Looking for a local drop-off location for the sweet treats you have collected for Veterans, First Responders and Deployed Troops?

Use the map to find local drop-off locations for your candy. Click on the frame icon on the top right of the map to make it larger and easier to navigate. Once you have enlarged the map, use the search icon (magnifying glass) to search by zip code.

Please contact the collection location directly before you go, to learn more about their hours and drop-off guidelines.

Additional items, including thank you letters and travel toothpaste should be shipped directly to Operation Gratitude, using the shipping guidelines below.

SENDING YOUR GIVE-BACK HALLOWEEN CANDY

DOs

  • DO fill out the Donation Form and include the number of pounds of candy and any additional donated items you are shipping.
    COMPLETE DONATION FORM
  • DO include a printed Donation Form in every box you send to us.
  • 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’Ts

  • DON’T purchase candy on sale after Halloween to ship to us. Consider a donation instead.
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  • 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!

QUESTIONS?

Email us at candy@operationgratitude.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We hope you will “like” the Halloween Candy Give-Back page and the Operation Gratitude Facebook page if you haven’t already! Look for news, updates, helpful tips, and other information about this program.

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