A Sweet Gesture

A Sweet Gesture

Candy. Chances are you have a surplus of it after the weekend’s trick or treating and Halloween festivities. If you’re over the sugar rush, and looking for a meaningful way to give back, Operation Gratitude may have the answer. The nonprofit organization supporting members of the military, veterans, and first responders is hosting its annual Halloween Candy Give Back Program—and you can donate right here at the Seaport, at Cobble & Co.

 Just look for the Operation Gratitude donation box at Cobble & Co.—where you can bring individually wrapped, fun- or bite-sized Halloween candy through November 14 (one important note—powdered candy, unwrapped and homemade items cannot be accepted).

If you’re able to take part in this sweet movement, you’ll be joining volunteers from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., who share their excess candy with Operation Gratitude. The team then distributes the candy to deployed troops, local military units, veterans, and first responders across the country. In another challenging year like 2021, this small gesture is a simple yet much appreciated way to say thank you to those who serve our nation.

If you are part of a military unit, first responder team, hospital or veteran’s organization and would like to receive candy, you may register at the “Request Candy” link on this page and Operation Gratitude will do their best to match you with a donor in your area. Note — candy requests are closed for 2021, but you can still request care packages here.

For inspirational stories of how Operation Gratitude makes a difference for veterans, service members, and first responders, visit their blog to read stories of the organization’s Christmas in July care package drive and other initiatives.

We hope you will join us in donating your excess Halloween candy this year. Find the donation box at Cobble & Co., 19 Fulton St., or learn more about donating in your local area here.