Florida Organization Will Send Your Extra Halloween Candy To Troops
If the kids came home with a bit too much sugar, there are some troops serving around the world who’d love a Reese’s Cup or Snickers bar.
Operation Shoebox is once again collecting candy to send to members of military. Donations are collected Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-4PM. They’re located in Belleview, which is just north of The Villages so it’s a bit of a hike for those of us in the Tampa area. But you can toss that candy in a shoebox and mail it too.
Operation Shoebox says donations take about 1-2 weeks to reach the troops. And it’s not just Halloween when they do their work. They send care packages 50 weeks out of the year. Other items collected include toiletries, snacks, puzzles and cards, and even fly swatters and batteries. Here’s a complete list.
Their address is: Operation Shoebox, 8360 East Highway 25, Belleview, FL 34420. And you’re welcome to add a pre-addressed post card if you’d like a service member to be able to write you a note of thanks. You don’t need to put stamps on them. Troops can send cards and letters without postage from a war zone.