November is the perfect month to remember all the things we are grateful for. It’s also the perfect time to ditch the Halloween candy (so now you can all stop sending me email reminders!) We were able to accomplish both missions by participating in Operation Gratitude.
The kids took their Halloween candy to a participating dentist. (I let them keep five pieces as a parting gift.) The dentist weighed the candy, and for each pound they were given one dollar back. They had three (3) pounds of candy – yikes!!
The candy now goes to soldiers oversees in care packages, my kids have some spending cash for Christmas shopping, and I got three (3) pounds of candy out of my house! Talk about a win-win-win situation.
The kids wrote a letter to the soldiers to go with the candy, thanking them for protecting us. I think that’s the best win – learning how to say “thank you” and how to share.
If you would like your kids to participate in the program, click here: Operation Gratitude. (I believe the buy-back portion of the program ends tomorrow, but they will still accept candy donations and letters.)
What sorts of things do you do to show gratitude?
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