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· His name is Roger Clyne
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http://opgrat.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/halloween-candy-for-the-troops/

I've never done it before & it looks like you really need to follow their instrutions to the T, but I'd rather send it to the troops than take it to work & have someone take all the Hershey bars because "my son LOVES these!! I'll take 'em for his lunch!"

Um...nope. I don't put candy in that bowl to fund YOUR kid's lunch. You had the kids, you can pay for their own damn candy.:mad: At the very least don't say out loud that's what you're going to do with it.

So I'm gonna send the "good stuff" to the troops instead. They need it & will appreciate it more.
 

· His name is Roger Clyne
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Once that candy is outta my hands I don't care what anyone does with it & you can't control that. You should stop handing out anything then if you don't want someone to do something you disapprove of with it. In fact, I'd bet that half the candy we give out ends up at the workplace of family members & not in the kids bellies. The day after Halloween I have at least 3 bags of leftovers or candy people don't want their kids to have on my desk for the front candy jar.

That link also has other ways to donate. They also send other care packages or just donate money to them to cover their costs for postage & packages.

They're called Operation Gratitude
http://opgrat.wordpress.com/

We did a variation of this at work several times but with things like socks, toothpaste, books, DVDs, candy too, just stuff they'd requested. Several people at work had kids in the military & we sent stuff they'd requested, certain candy included.
 

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I know you're being snarky but actually think that's an interesting idea. I'd love to hear what the kids say, I bet it'd be hilarious. I'm sure their parents would have a totally different answer but I bet the kids would have some good answers.

I think they are a non-profit too.

http://www.operationgratitude.com/about-us/mission-statement-facts/

Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, funded entirely by private donations. For safety and security, the assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard Armory in Van Nuys, California.

Since its inception in March, 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have assembled and shipped more than One Million Care Packages.
FTR I have no connections to them, I just saw them mentioned on Jimmy Kimmel & thought I'd pass the option on to folks here.
 
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