Are you faced with hordes of Halloween candy now that the big night has passed? Visions of cavities dancing in your head? Never fear! We’ve got a great suggestion for donating your leftover candy and giving back at the same time.

Check out Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends over 150,000 care packages to U.S. troops, veterans, new recruits, wounded warriors and military children. Packages are filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation. The mission of Operation Gratitude is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the military communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of the military. And that’s where you come in!

The organization accepts Halloween candy donations until mid-November, and you can find a donation form on their website (which must be included with your package). We love this way of giving back!

Shipping address:

Operation Gratitude
21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311-4278