2015 Halloween Candy for the Troops! @OpGratitude #military

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Have you stocked up on candy for the goblins and ghouls who come out each Halloween? Remember, it’s better to have too much than too little (I learned this lesson last year). If you do have leftovers, consider sending it to our service members.

Send Treats to the Troops

Operation Gratitude has your back and makes it easy to share your treats. Here are a few important links: Donation Form must be included in each box you send. Follow these shipping guides.

As per Operation Gratitude’s website here are some important “Do’s and Don’ts”!


  • DO ship your candy NO LATER THAN November 15 to:
    Operation Gratitude
    17330 Victory Boulevard
    Van Nuys, CA 91406-5438
    ATTN: Halloween Candy/Angel Cuevas
  • DO separate chocolate and non-chocolate candy.
  • DO include donations of individually-packaged toothbrushes, dental floss and toothpaste — we need to keep smiles on the troops’ faces all shiny, bright and healthy!
  • DO fill out the Donation Form and include the number of pounds of candy, number of toothbrushes, etc., you are shipping.


  • DON’T ship the candy to any other Operation Gratitude address than the Victory Boulevard address.
  • DON’T buy candy at the 1/2-off sales the day after Halloween — please consider making a financial donation instead.
  • DON’T use boxes any larger than 24″x 24″x 20,” please.
  • DON’T send Pixy Stix – unfortunately, they make a mess for the troops.

Please ship or deliver your donations by NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15. Oh, and consider asking your dentist if he participates in the Halloween Candy Buy Back.

Check out the Operation Gratitude blog for specifics.

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  • Michele Jones

    What a great idea. I bought candy and will not be home for Halloween. Glad to know that I will not have to eat it.