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Operation Gratitude Candy Give Back

October 23, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Jonathan Nelson
Operation Gratitude | Dentist in Missoula MT

Nelson Dentistry is proud to be a part of Operation Gratitude's Candy Give-Back this Halloween season. We will be hosting a candy collection event at our office on Friday, 11/2 between 8:30 am-6: 30 pm.  Don’t miss this opportunity to send sweet treats to real-life heroes.  Have your kids donate a portion of their Halloween candy and any leftover Halloween candy that didn't get put in Trick or Treaters bags!  We know it may be hard to pry candy out of your children's hands. So, consider sending them and their pals out Trick or Treating for an extra 30 minutes to specifically collect candy for Operation Gratitude. While you are dropping off candy, you can write a quick thank you to our troops, veterans, and first-responders. We'll have plenty of notecards and pens on hand.  Nelson Dentistry will be mailing the candy and handwritten thank you notes to Operation Gratitude to send to deployed Service Members, Veterans, and First Responders.  Donated candy must be individually wrapped. And, although we love them, please no Pixie Sticks or powdery candy as they do not hold up when shipped.

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Operation Gratitude, a 501(c)(3), volunteer-based organization, annually sends 250,000+ care packages to Veterans, New Recruit Graduates, First Responders, Wounded Heroes, Caregivers, and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Operation Gratitude's mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $50 and $100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 2.1 Million Care Packages.

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