After reading this month’s Gallant challenge in Highlights magazine, about a girl who started a candy collection after Halloween to benefit military veterans, Travis knew he wanted to get involved with Treats for Troops!
Luckily we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel; his school already has a collection bin each year. But I was so proud of Travis, parting with candy with zero protest and in fact so excited at the idea that the candy would go to soldiers.
We always have a surplus since many candies he receives knocking door-to-door aren’t vegan. We also had tons extra from our own bowl, since a rainy night meant not too many trick-or-treaters stopped by.
Travis parted with surplus peanut butter cups and lollipops, saving just enough to still have treats at home in the coming days.
This is such a win-win; your children get to enjoy the spirit of sharing and you don’t have to worry about all that sugar and dental bills! In fact, many dentists’ offices have collection bins after Halloween, so check with your provider!
Here he is proudly dumping the candy in the bin, his gallant moment.
Do you donate candy after Halloween? Please share in the comments!