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Make Veterans Day Meaningful For Kids — Collect Halloween Candy For Our Troops!



What an important day Veterans Day is! A day set aside to pay tribute to all American veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.  If you’re like many people in this country you have the utmost respect for these amazing men and women.  I have a super soft spot for all things associated with the Military and can’t help but feel overwhelmed with gratitude that we are free because of the brave. So anytime, I come across ways to contribute to our troops or veterans I’m in.  One of those times is Halloween.
If you’re like me, you over buy candy for Halloween every year!  I’m always so worried  I won’t have enough for all the trick or treaters that come to our house.  This trait is attributable to being raised by an Eastern European Jewish mother.  Needless to say, there are always leftovers in my fridge 🙂 In recent years, instead of throwing it away (what a waste) or mindlessly eating it after the kids have gone to bed :), I have actually done something I’m proud of with our candy and you can too.  If you’d like to do something really meaningful for our troops this year, then host a Veterans Day Halloween Candy Collecting Party! Here’s how:

Right before Halloween send out an email or text message telling all your friends, family, and neighbors that you are going to be hosting a party on Veterans Day where you will be collecting leftover Halloween candy and packing it up for our Troops.  Make sure they bring their kids so there is complete chaotic fun going on!  Order some Pizza, have some snacks and encourage your guests to write thank you’s on the back of our Free downloadable Lunchbox Love notes for Veterans Day. Add them to you candy packages to bring a smile to someone face in the Military.

This is a great opportunity to teach your kids to be charitable, grateful and how to make a difference in the world.

Sign up below to get our FREE Lunchbox Love ® for Veterans Day printable cards.

If you don’t want to host a party and you can’t convince your friends to have one then consider packaging up your candy and no later than November 15th and ship to:

Operation Gratitude
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

For More detailed information on sending Halloween candy to our troops go to Operation Gratitude.




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