Parents or children looking for something to do with extra Halloween candy this week can donate some of it to the nation’s military personnel serving overseas.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department will be holding its third annual Treats for Troops event by collecting Halloween candy tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2. The event is the department’s way of sending thanks, encouragement and sweets to the troops overseas, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a news release.
“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,” Bouchard said.
Bouchard also encouraged parents and children participating in the candy collection to include thank you or holiday notes to troops with the donation.
Halloween candy should be individually wrapped. The department asks that chocolate not be donated. Candy may be dropped at participating locations, where a drop box in the lobby of each location will be located.
Operation Care Package Michigan will assist with the shipping portion of the project.
Candy collections will be held tomorrow and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Department Commerce Township substation, located at 2401 Glengary Road; and the Highland Township substation, located at 165 N. John Street.
Additional collections will be held at:
• The Brandon Township substation, 15, South Street, Ortonville;
• The Independence Township substation, 6560 Citation Drive, Independence;
• The Orion Township substation, 2525 Josyln Road, Lake Orion;
• The Oxford Township substation, 2119 N. Lapeer Road, Oxford;
• The Pontiac substation, 110 East Pike Street, Pontiac;
• The Rochester Hills substation, 750 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills; and
• The Sheriff’s Department headquarters, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 38E, Pontiac.