If you are looking for places to donate Halloween candy or if you’re looking for a candy buyback program, we have got you covered!
In the years prior we’ve always ended up tossing most of it, but last year we discovered the idea of donating it and were instantly intrigued.
Donating or utilizing a candy buyback is a better option than tossing it. It is also an easy way we can teach and talk to our kids about kindness and giving. I have put together a list of places that will gladly accept your unwanted/unopened Halloween candy.
Location: 4530 S. Carson Street, Suite #5, Carson City, NV
Buyback Period: Nov. 1-10
Buyback Price: $2/lb, 5lb limit per child
Don’t forget to bring us all your unwanted candy for our candy buy program and we’ll give you $2 per pound, up to 5 pounds! ??This year we’re extending our program until Nov. 10th, you won’t want to miss it!
Operation Gratitude sends care packages to U.S. troops stationed overseas and first responders stateside. In 2016, the organization collected 533,891 pounds of candy to redistribute!
The organization’s mission is simple: to put a smile on soldiers’ faces. The website contains other important shipping info, and kids are encouraged to include letters and pictures, too, or check out the organization’s map for drop-off locations.
Other Ideas Besides Donating Halloween Candy
Save It For The Holidays
If you don’t mind storing candy, then you can always reuse the candy you’ve collected. Use the Halloween candy for stocking stuffers and Easter Baskets / Egg fillers.
Just make sure to store it somewhere safe and in a cool place to ensure it doesn’t melt.
Kids Can’t Let Go Of Candy?
For some (most) kids letting go of their precious candy can be so hard. This is especially true for my younger kids. Our family likes to use The Switch Witch!
The Switch Witch is a witch that needs candy to heat her home and she comes and switches out Halloween candy for a small toy.
The kit comes with the book and a small witch making this an easy tradition for your family. The Kit typically sells out, so we’ve included a link to the book and you can use any small witch or none at all! Once the switch witch switches out the candy for a small toy you can donate your candy to a local place listed above.
Do you donate Halloween candy each year or does your family have other plans for it?
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