For years my kids have been bringing home with what seems like a ton of Halloween candy. It’s the same routine every year, the kids pick over and eat what they like and then my husband and I try to resist eating the leftovers. Parents, you know what I am talking about. Fortunately, we are now down to one trick-or-treater in the family.
If you feel guilty about tossing it in the trash, I want to share a few ideas for what to do with leftover Halloween candy.
The Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House provides a home for severely ill children in treatment and their families. Some chapters accept Halloween candy for the families that are being served. Visit their website to find a local chapter.
Donated candy is sent in care packages to our troops overseas and to their children here in the states. Visit their website for more information and instructions for sending your donation. If you do an internet search, you will find several organizations that provide our troops with care packages.
Search your local area for charities, children’s hospitals, and organizations that would welcome a candy donation.
Dentist buy back program
Many dentists, including ours, buy back Halloween candy from their patients. Call your dentist to check if they have a buy back program.
Use leftover Halloween candy during the holidays to make a gingerbread house or a countdown to Christmas advent calendar.
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