I may a little late to do things, but this year I was not going to let the chance to donate the kids halloween candy pass us up yet again. They got a ton a candy, way too much for two little boys. Really, way to tempting to stay in the house with that chocolate junky that takes over my body every time she smells that delicious scent. MMMMMM….wait, were was I?
I researched different ways to contribute and found this great list that I will keep for future reference. Check it out: Sweet Ways to Donate Your Halloween Haul to Those in Need
The one we chose is Operation Gratitude. The only way my boys were going to let go of so much deliciousness was knowing that it was going to some of the people they admire: Soldiers! Once I told them that we would be sending the rest of the candy to soldiers that don’t have access to any where the are at, they were all for it. They were able to keep 5 pieces each and we packed up the rest. We had 4 pounds of candy! Crazy! But I could see why they were such a hit…
Then it was time to get crafty, of course. We each made a little thank you card for the troops to add a little extra cheer. T’s is quite artsy, I say. He chose the colors himself it turned out really beautiful. I wish I had a better picture of it. M’s melts my heart. He drew a soldier with a feather on his cap. The little guy in there is himself. He said he was there to cheer him up and that is why they are smiling. The whole picture tells a story. I love it. I’m very proud of my little guys.
While reading about Operation Gratitude, we found that you can send all sorts of things year round! Save the information somewhere where you can easily access it and send a little love to those so many take for granted anytime you feel like giving. Click Here to save it.
With that, I end this post and say, Happy Veteran’s Day and Thank You to all of the men and women who have served, are serving and will serve for keeping us safe year round!