Share your sweets this Halloween with local San Antonio charities

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local happenings on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 4:48 pm
Where to donate Halloween candy San Antonio

Where to donate Halloween candy San Antonio

Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, but almost every household that celebrates the holiday ends up with a stockpile of candy that goes unconsumed. Our team at Ingram Park Mazda is hoping to spread the Halloween treats across the community to give those in need a chance to enjoy the sweet side of the season. From local food banks to our troops overseas, there are several places and people open to receiving candy hauls from our trick-or-treaters this year.


Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy for Heroes 2016

To give the amazing people serving our country something sweet to look forward to this Halloween, Operation Gratitude is working with area dentists to collect and donate candy to US military personnel. Stop by Kool Smiles – Leon Valley, Scuba Smiles for Kids, Hulme Orthodontics, Smiles by CDO, Windcrest Pediatric Dentistry or Kool Smiles – San Antonio to donate any leftover candy from your kids’s trick-or-treating adventures. For tips on how to directly donate your extra Halloween candy, check out this list of dos and don’ts from Operation Gratitude.


Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops 2016

If local groups or businesses are looking a way to collect all of their kids’ candy, they can organize a Treats for Troops event through Soldiers’ Angels. The organization will help folks easily register for an event online. It will share where to ship the candy once it has been collected, and in some cases, Soldiers’ Angels will be able to distribute the candy locally. All varieties of candy are welcome – miniatures, bagged, full-sized and loose. Donations are accepted up until December 11. To get involved, simply register online by filling out this form.

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For more ways to donate extra Halloween candy, be sure to reach out to local food banks, shelters, nursing homes and non-profits. If you know of any groups or individuals going above and beyond to strengthen our community during the holiday season, be sure to nominate them for the IPAC Extra Mile Award. Contact our team for more information today!

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