We love finding ways to help out the community and though we like it when our employees bring in leftover Halloween candy from their families, we have too much. As Thanksgiving approaches, you may be ready to just throw the candy in the trash, don’t, you can donate it! WRAL’s Go Ask Mom did all the leg work and put together a list of local charities where you can unload your leftover candy. (Candy must be in the wrapper.)
Go Ask Mom editor Sarah Hall says, “Each year, around Thanksgiving, my kids go through what’s left of their large Halloween haul, keep a dozen of their favorite pieces and donate the rest to a local charity. We celebrate the donation usually with some frozen yogurt or an ice cream cone. We walk away learning a bit more about the charity, where I also donate a few dollars to help out with their other effort.”
Not all charities, soup kitchens, and food pantries are able to except candy donations but she has vetted this list and each of the four charities listed below is very excited to receive your donations of Halloween candy. It’s one of the many ways that you can give back this holiday season.
Catholic Parish Outreach Food Pantry
2013 Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh
Urban Ministries of Durham
410 Liberty Street, Durham
Ronald McDonald House of Durham
506 Alexander Avenue, Durham
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
101 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill
You can learn more about these charities at GoAskMom.com.
Expert Express is a local, family-owned business, and spending time with our families is very important to us. We turn to Go Ask Mom for family-friendly events, activities for kids of all ages, recipes, restaurants, advice, and more. We love supporting local companies and this is a great way to find out what is happening around the Triangle.