Surely your cabinets are overfilled with Halloween candy at this point. Eat on it for a while but when you’re done, don’t just toss it this year. Donate it for Christmas.
BBlessed Network’s Recycle The Treats program would love your leftover and unwanted candy. The candy is collected, sorted and then Christmas stocking stuffing begins.
“The kids put together hundreds and hundreds of stockings for local foster children, kids with special needs, families that are struggling financially in the area [serving Sacramento and Placer County families this Christmas], said Kathleen Moore with the BBlessed Network.
Last year they filled 32,000 Christmas stockings with donated candy.
Zoe brought her candy in and said, “We got so much candy that we couldn’t just bring one entire bag, we had to bring two.”
“I’m going to make a stocking out of the candy I don’t like. And the other candy, I’m going to fill in, too,” added little Mya.
“This exciting effort has yielded tons of candy over the last fifteen years,and is a great way to engage kids in giving back” explained Zackarie Moore of Sacramento who started the effort. Moore shared the idea with the team at Hope 4 The Holidays and since then thousands of stockings have been filled for area families in need.
When I asked Mya how it felt to be helping families she simply had this to say.
“It makes me feel happy.”
Candy drop offs are at Fusion Elite 2315 Sunset Boulevard and Round Table Pizza 2345 Sunset Boulevard both in Rocklin. You can also collect candy at your work, school or church and a BBlessed volunteer will coordinate to come pick it up. Candy collection continues until November 15, 2018. For more information contact Kathleen@BBlessedNetwork.US or 916-583-1322.