Organizations like Operation Shoebox, which supports our troops, will gladly take candy donations. Send your individually wrapped, heat-friendly candies to: Operation Shoebox, 8360 East Highway 25, Belleview, Florida, 34420.

Participate in a candy exchange with your local dentist. A lot of pediatric dental offices offer a candy exchange around Halloween. Oftentimes you can trade any amount of candy in exchange for toothbrushes or other dental goods, and some offices even will exchange money for your child’s piggy bank!