Operation Gratitude - Halloween Candy Give-Back Drive!


Family Volunteering

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2 hours
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Houston, TX
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This activity is for all ages!

This activity is virtual and requires you to provide your own supplies -- Grocery Bags for Halloween Candy Collection, Drive FlyersFamilies who sign up for this event will receive a separate email with detailed instructions and further information about our nonprofit partner and how we can help! Feel free to do this activity when convenient for your family.

We are excited to partner with Operation Gratitude, which supports military, veterans and first responders, and its Halloween Candy Give-Back Program. Generation SERVE volunteers will collect and donate candy through the Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Give Back Program! Every little bit of candy collected, donated, and distributed makes a huge difference. The candy collected will be provided to local first responder, military, and veteran heroes in our communities so that we can say “thank you” to all who serve.

Volunteers will make a flyer like the one HERE and attach it to empty grocery bags. Then volunteers will distribute the bags by dropping them off at the front porch or door of their neighbors' homes, requesting that they help fill the bag with left over Halloween candy. Individually wrapped, fun- or bite-sized candy is accepted. Please note: powdered candy, unwrapped, and homemade items WILL NOT be accepted. Chocolate candy is being accepted now, too! Once you remove powdered candies, there is no need to further sort.

*Please do not include any other items besides candy with your donation.

Select a date to return to pick up the donations and let your neighbors know when you will return. On that date, return to your neighbors' homes to pick up the donations and take them home to sort. We will send further information on where to bring the donations once collected.

Don't forget to email us at houstonteam@generationserve.org with your service hours so we can keep track of them for you! More instructions and resources will be sent to you after sign up.

Questions? Contact us at houstonteam@generationserve.org.

**Suggested donation $15 per child/$30 per family to cover our activity costs, or join us as a Houston Family Sponsor and help us inspire a generation of community-inspired leaders in Houston. Please donate now and thank you for your support!

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