DETROIT (WWJ) – Now that the trick-or-treating is done, what do you do with all of the candy? Several dentist offices and the Oakland County Sheriff are collecting candy for troops or buying it back.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Halloween candy as part of a “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 or greeting cards to the troops with the donation.

Halloween candy (individually wrapped, no chocolate) may be dropped off at any of the Sheriff’s Office substations listed below:

  • Brandon Twp. Substation, 15 South St., Ortonville, 48462
  • Commerce Twp. Substation, 2401 Glengary, Commerce Twp., 48390
  • Highland Twp. Substation, 165 N. John St., Highland Twp., 48356
  • Independence Twp. Substation, 6560 Citation Dr., Independence Twp., 48346
  • Orion Twp. Substation, 2525 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, 48360
  • Oxford Twp. Substation, 2119 N. Lapeer Rd., Oxford, 48371
  • Pontiac Substation, 110 East Pike St., Pontiac, 48342
  • Headquarters, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 38E, Pontiac, 48341
  • Rochester Hills Substation, 750 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills, 48307

Several local dentist offices are participating in collecting candy for Operation Gratitude, a volunteer organization that sends care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation to  U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on Naval ships at sea.

Typical collection times at dentist offices differ, but generally range from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Make sure to call ahead and confirm before you go.

To find an Operation Gratitude drop off location near you, click here and search by zip code.

Comments (2)
  1. Don't Tread On Me says:

    Considerate offering to the military

    But I would prefer that our young American soldiers were home where they really belong. America’s roll as peacemaker is only making defense contractors wealthy and some Americans dead.

    Bring our soldiers home for a real safe Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas treat.

  2. Tina Sealy Roberts says:

    Don’t Tread on your Fantasies you should have said

    The comments of the previous post (Don’t Tread On Me) are an idealistic perspective of our troop’s activities and are so far removed from reality. That thought process would be fitting if the world was filled with pacifists who were content living within their own belief system and not trying to dominate another society, as is what is happening in the Muslim extremist countries that we are currently fighting in. However, with the world we live in, it is sometimes necessary to defend and preventatively use force. By choosing to ignore that fact and pretend that those realities do not exist show a complete lack of respect for our troop’s service to this country; past, present and future.

    To post that comment on this site or other sites where military members and their families visit is possible, all be it reprehensible. After all, service men have fought and died for their right of free speech.

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