Let’s Get Down To Business… for our warriors! Halloween is now past us and it’s time to give thanks. It’s also Veteran’s Day on November 11th. Our resident Warrior Princess consulted the ancestors about how we could best thank those who serve, and they gave her some pretty sound advice: why not this year donate that leftover Halloween candy to the troops? Wise ancestors always know what to do, don’t they?
Operation Gratitude is an amazing organization that sends care packages to those serving and veterans. Every year they request leftover Halloween candy for the troops and last year, thanks to warriors like you, they received 533,891 pounds of candy! The best thing about Operation Gratitude is that they make it so easy. With drop off locations all over California and the nation, your donations can quickly go straight into the hands of someone who needs nostalgic candy during their favorite time of year or thank you cards from kids to boost their morale and let them know their sacrifices are appreciated. Don’t forget to fill out the online donation form here.
November 15th is the Last Day to Donate Leftover Halloween Candy to Operation Gratitude
Already ate all your Halloween candy? Hey, we don’t blame you. Lucky for you, a little cricket told us that there is another way to say thanks to military this season, through Operation Shoebox. Assemble a holiday box with canned turkey, nonperishable holiday treats, and small decorations to send to a soldier missing home. Include a thank you card with a picture or an explanation of what a hero means to you and send it with a self-addressed postcard (no stamp needed) so your receiving soldier can write you back.
So if you’re looking for things to do for your three-day-weekend, grab a friend and put together care packages for those who serve. It’s a great way to honor the holiday and reflect on the heroes who have made major sacrifices while serving. And you can use items you probably already have laying around. Don’t forget that self-addressed post card, and you may find yourself pen pals with a warrior prince or princess of your very own!