If your kids are in a sugar stupor and you don’t know what to do with all that Halloween candy, here is an easy way to move it out of the house and really do a good deed.
Treats for Troops is a non-profit that sends toiletries, baked goods, candy and more to remote military camps, hospitals, and bases. They will gladly take your individually wrapped left over Halloween candy to send to our troops. Often our soldiers share their candy with the children they meet.
If you can pick up some extra candy on sale, you can include that in your package. This would be a great family project. You can publicize this at your office, school, or sports team. Perhaps your kids could organize a candy drive to collect the leftover candy in your neighborhood. Ask for a few dollars from everyone to help offset the cost to mail your package.
According to Treats for Troops founder, Karin King, many of our soldiers need the basic necessities such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, shampoo, and more. Now we know of a great way to grab those free deals and nearly free deals and share them with our troops. We can send our toiletries and our candy to:
Treats for Troops, 29807 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 and get more information at www.treatsfortroops.info.
I read about Treats for Troops in the October 17, 2011 edition of Woman’s Day Magazine. Put a smile on a soldier’s face!
Lori Felix writes the popular frugal blog, More With Less Today. She finds the web’s best deals and cuts through the junk and fluff for you. She also loves to find ways to help others with the deep discounts, freebies, and the steals and deals she finds.