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Shopping Til We Drop! Can You Imagine Over 300 Pounds of Candy?

posted Nov 1, 2016, 5:00 PM by Hearts in A Box   [ updated Dec 4, 2016, 4:13 PM ]
That's just some of the things we're busy purchasing as we get ready to assemble our smile-making care packages the week before Thanksgiving! We've gathered addresses for our Hearts and Heroes care packages and now we're busy shopping the post-Halloween, pre-Christmas sales to get all the things our soldiers and sailors are asking for. While many request toiletries and healthy snacks, plePhoto of a pile of Halloween candy bought at after holiday sales!nty just want some tasty chocolate and other sweets. As you might imagine, the 50-70% off sales on candy after Halloween are perfectly timed for our November shipments. We also accept leftover candy from known sources (for safety), so that no one has to have those calories tempting them at home. 

Even if a box is filled with more serious items like blankets, canned goods, laundry pods, or deodorant, we make sure every square millimeter of space is filled with something...and bite-sized candies are perfect packing materials (and much better tasting than styrofoam peanuts!) Trust us, we snuck a few pieces ourselves for quality control purposes, of course!