What To Do With Too Much Halloween Candy

Ways to donate your candy

Too much candy? Here’s what you can do:

Eat it.

We leave it at that.

Halloween Buy Back Program

Buybacks are held at local businesses, traditionally but not limited to dental offices. With the goal of removing excess Halloween candy from kids while supporting our troops, the Buyback is a great platform to help multiple causes while promoting your business!

Type in your zip code and see which local businesses participate in the program.

Treats for Troops

Collect and send your leftover candy to organizations like Operation Shoebox, Operation Gratitude, Operation Stars and Stripes, and others, who then send the candy to soldiers overseas.

Local organizations near you

If you prefer to keep your donations local, you could also contact your local food banks, first responders' offices, nursing homes, or shelters.

You can find a list of local nonprofit organizations in the Austin area here.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House serves sick children and their families, including providing food and snacks for them, and will happily take candy donations, as long as the candy is commercially-made, pre-packaged, and unopened. Contact your local chapter to find out about donating leftover Halloween candy.

Pop-Up Birthday

Donate your "extra" Halloween candy to Pop-Up Birthday to fill birthday goody bags for children in foster care! 
They accept new, unopened bags of candy. Due to COVID-19, they can’t accept individual pieces of candy this year — thank you for understanding! 
Drop off donations at 101 Westlake Drive, Suite 210, Austin, TX 78746 from now until November 15th!

Pop-Up Birthday
101 Westlake Drive, Suite 210
Austin, TX 78746 

Reverse Advents Calendar

Use your candy for your Reverse Advents Calendar this year. What is a Reverse Advents Calendar? A reverse advent calendar is an act of kindness and a way to brighten other, less fortunate families' Christmas and the days thereafter. The idea behind this is straight forward: You grab a box or basket and every day leading up to Christmas you add something useful to the box.

Learn how and who we brought smiles to children in the Austin area last year with our Reverse Advents Calendar.

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