Halloween is over and by now all the good candy is gone. What’s left is just a LOT of sugar that no one needs or will eat. There are two ways you can get rid of all your leftover Halloween candy. You can have fun with it or donate it to a good cause. Whatever you do, we hope you at least enjoyed your favorites first.
HAVE FUN WITH IT
Baking, art, math, science! There are so many ways to play and cook with your leftover candy! Get creative, get messy and have fun!
I called around and found a few local charity organizations that are willing to accept your unwanted candy. NOTE: Candy MUST be individually wrapped – no homemade items (rice krispies/popcorn balls, etc) and no trinkets (spider rings, tattoos, etc) *
Bridge House/Grace House (1160 Camp St, New Orleans)
- Bridge House/Grace House is a local substance abuse treatment facility (near and dear to my heart!) The donations will be given to clients currently in treatment AND to the homeless in the area. Please drop off at front desk.
New Orleans Mission (1129 Baronne Street, New Orleans)
- The New Orleans Mission provides food, shelter, clothing and spiritual guidance to the city’s homeless, hurting and hungry. Items will be given to the local homeless in the area. Items can be dropped off at front desk.
Ronald McDonald House (4403 Canal Street, New Orleans)
- The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families of children being treated medically in the New Orleans area. Items donated will help to stock the pantry! Items can be dropped off at front desk.
Second Harvesters Food Bank (700 Edwards Avenue, Harahan)
- Second Harvesters will ONLY accept candy still in large bags! So if you overbought for trick or treaters and didn’t open the big bag yet, they will take them off your hands! They are unable to accept individually wrapped pieces. Items can be dropped off at front desk.
Kool Smiles (locations in Gretna, Clearview, and Gentilly)
- Kool Smiles will give kids a toy for every 25 pieces of candy they donate to Operation Troop Treats until November 5th. Candy will be donated and placed into care packages for our men and women serving overseas in the Armed Services. More Information
Halloween Candy Buy Back
- In addition to Kool Smiles other local dentists are participating in Halloween Candy Buy Back, you can check the website to see which ones!
- If you are on the Northshore, Weimer Family Dentistry in Mandeville will be collecting candy for the troops. You can drop it off at their office Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Esplanade Mall Candy Buy Back
- Starting November 1st through November 5th from 1-3 pm, visit We Rock the Spectrum, turn in your Halloween candy and you will get $1 per pound of candy.
What are you doing with your leftover candy?
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