Snackdown 5 – Our annual Halloween candy drive to benefit Operation Stars and Stripes
Its time again for our annual SNACKDOWN competition to benefit Operation Stars and Stripes. OSS is a not for profit organization that supplies care packages to deployed service men and women who will be away from their homes and families during the holiday season. You can bring us your left over Halloween candy to either our Midtown or Decatur location and we will sort it out and get it to OSS. For the last five years we have been competing to see which neighborhood can donate the most candy. MIDTOWN is the undisputed five time heavyweight champion of the world.
Last year between the two stores we collected over 1000 pounds of candy!!!
Our involvement with Operation Stars and Stripes started 8 years ago when Harris and Geri’s daughter Molli needed a service project and wanted to focus on an organization that works with our deployed troops. After a search to find the perfect volunteer opportunity for their young daughter the family decided on OSS and have supported the organization ever since.
Even though we’re basically saving you from yourself by relieving you of all your leftover Halloween candy (so you don’t eat it), we have to sweeten the deal a little more. Everyone who drops off candy in either location can register to win a $50 Worthmore gift card. We will draw one winner from each store at the close of business on Sunday November 8th. You can drop off candy starting Sunday November 1st (remember we’re closed Monday and Tuesday) and Wednesday the 4th through Sunday the 8th.
If you would like to help OSS but candy isn’t your thing, you can visit them online at www.operationstarsandstripes.org where they regularly post a list of items they currently need.
AND since the holidays are just around the corner you could maximize your candy drop off time by putting some items on your wish list just in case you’ve been good this year…