Today is #givingtuesday and we wanted to take a moment to share a group that we are so proud to work with - Packages4Patriots! Packages4Patriots is located in Elk Grove Village, IL, and every month they send care packages to our troops overseas.
For the past 6 years we have been proud to partner with them, donated all the candy we collect from our Candy Buyback program to them. They in turn take that candy and use it like packing peanuts to get every crevice of their care packages filled. This helps protect the items they're shipping, gets the most bang for their buck when it comes to postage, and provides a sweet treat reminder of home to our soldiers overseas.
Speaking of postage, beyond our candy donations we have been proud to donate money for postage as they cannot function without monetary donations as well as toiletries and other items from their wish list.
To date we have donated over $5500 towards postage, 675 pounds of tolietries, and over 6 TONS - that's more than 12,000 pounds - of candy. This year was our highest collection ever with more than 4400 pounds of candy!
A few weeks ago ABC 7 Chicago highlighted this fantastic organization & some of the work we've done with them, you can watch that here.
If you're looking for an organization to donate to on this Giving Tuesday, we highly suggest Packages4Patriots. They always need monetary donations for postage, have a wish list on their website of toiletries & most requested items, they have an adopt-a-soldier program, you can write letters for soldiers, and are always accepting the donation of time - join them on the Third Tuesday of every month to help pack boxes!
Check out their website to learn more.