Are you still crashing from last night’s sugar rush? If you’re like most Americans, you either have a bowl full of leftover candy from trick-or-treaters that never arrived or you’ve sorted through your child’s bag of treats and pulled out some no-no candy (i.e. candy with nuts for children with allergies).
So, what do you plan to do with that candy? Eat it and loathe the extra hours you’ll have to put in at the gym? Eat it and start saving money for the new clothes you’ll have to buy next month in a larger size? Take it to work and pawn it off on your coworkers?
Last night I tweeted about these questions and received some great responses. A few of my Twitter friends were proactively trying to give their candy away by reverse trick-or-treating (going door to door and giving away their candy). However, two of my Twitter friends pointed me to some really great post-Halloween candy projects.
Fist, Homefront Hugs tweeted that I could send my extra candy to them and it would be included in a care package to the troops. Actually, they have a whole list of items they need and all items can be shipped to:
Homefront Hugs USA
1850 Brookfield Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Next, my Twitter friend (and US Army veteran) @markvanbaale alerted me to a Halloween Candy Buy Back program operated by local dentists who then send the candy to the troops via Operation Gratitude. At the Halloween Buy Back site you can search for local dentists who are participating in the program.
What a great way to give back in a small way that also reduces candy waste in your house (and/or your waistline).
What do you plan to do with your extra candy today?