For parents looking for an alternative to their children consuming excessive amounts of candy at Halloween while engaging in a service project with their children, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Halloween candy as part of its 3rd annual “Treats for Troops” effort to send thanks, encouragement, and sweets to our troops overseas. Sheriff Bouchard also encourages parents and children wishing to participate to include notes (thank you, holiday, etc.) to the troops with the donation.
“Treats for Troops is a great way parents can participate in a community service project with their kids while showing our troops we support them back home,” said Sheriff Bouchard.
Halloween candy (individually wrapped, no chocolate please) may be dropped off at any of the Sheriff’s Office substations, including the Highland Substation. There will be a drop box in the lobby of each participating substation. Operation Care Package Michigan will assist with the shipping portion of the project.
Candy will be collected Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. only.
(Source: Oakland County Sheriff's Office)