Do you have more Halloween candy than you know what to do with? Fear not: Kidlist has you covered! Once your kids come down from their Halloween sugar high, we are here to help you find a worthy cause for that excess candy in your house. Local programs include candy for veterans, to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and more. This is a great way to share with your kids the idea of giving back!
What to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy
Halloween Candy Buy Back
Oakbrook Orthodontics is buying back your Halloween candy! Take it to their office from November 1-4, 2022 and receive $1 for every pound, up to 20 lbs. Click here to see their post on Facebook. 17W727 Butterfield Rd, Ste A Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Archer Dental near Midway airport will also be doing a candy buy-back program and donating it to the troops. From October 31-November 2, 2022 during office hours they will pay for candy from kids (up to 5 lbs per child). Everyone is welcome!
Support Ronald McDonald House Charities
Westchester Park District
Westchester Park District is collecting candy to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities from October 1 through November 15, 2022 at both of their buildings: the Community Center at 10201 Bond Street, and Mayfair Banquet & Fitness Center at 10835 Wakefield Street.
Donate to the Troops and Veterans
Frankfort Park District
Bite-size candy is the most-requested treat by residents of the Veterans Home in Manteno, so the Frankfort Park District is collecting it! Bring your leftover candy to be donated to the retired veterans to the Frankfort Park District’s Founders Community Center at 140 Oak Street by November 2, 2022.
Yunez Dental & Associates
17W 580 Butterfield Rd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
You can bring in candy donations starting October 20, 2022; candy will be donated to the troops.
Strive in La Grange Park and Riverside is collecting candy until November 13, 2022 to send to the troops. Their goal is 50 lbs!
Update for 2022: Operation Gratitude has ended its yearly Halloween candy drive in order to focus their efforts on care packages.