Candy for a Cause: Donations Distributed to Deployed Troops and Local Heroes - Crossgates Mall
Taking candy from children is usually frowned upon, but teaching them the value of giving back by donating their excess Halloween candy in support of Operation Gratitude’s Care Package Programs for U.S. Troops, Veterans and First Responders is a win-win for kids, parents, and dentists.
This Halloween, local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the country when they donate their extra Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude at the Carhartt store in Crossgates. The sweet treats will be included along with handwritten thank you letters in Care Packages.
Candy for deployed Service Members, Veterans, and First Responders will be collected at Crossgates from Friday, November 2 – Friday, November 9 during Mall Hours. The Carhartt store, located on the lower level in between Macy’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods, has a collection drop box located within.
Operation Gratitude is also accepting donations of dental floss and travel sized toothpaste, as well as pens and mechanical pencils for deployed troops writing letters home during the holidays.
Visit www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/halloween-candy to learn more.