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Candy Collection – November 1 & 2

The Superior Youth Leadership Council will be celebrating Halloween this year by giving troops overseas a sweet treat and are looking for your help! Kids can bring their unopened candy leftovers from Halloween and letters for our troops to local donation drop-offs to be collected and sent to deployed soldiers with the help of Operation Gratitude.

Donations include:

  • Letters for Troops
  • Unopened candy (No Pixie Sticks Please!)
  • Individually-packaged toothbrushes
  • Dental floss & Toothpaste

This year there will be drop-off locations at the local schools during school hours (see list below) and Superior Town Hall from 5 pm – 8 pm on November 1 and 2. Families who bring in treats to Town Hall have the added convenience of driving through and dropping off treats in the parking lot, or they may come inside to write a letter to the troops and take a photo with the Superior Youth Leadership Council. For any treats brought to Town Hall, families will have the chance to be entered to win gift cards to Cinebarre, Old Chicago, and Chuck E Cheese!

Donation boxes will be located at:

  • Superior Town Hall
  • Eldorado K-8
  • Monarch High School
  • Superior Elementary

Last year 1,000 pounds of candy was collected and sent with the help of Operation Gratitude. As we continue to grow this program, we are hoping to include more of the community such as our local Chamber Members. The Superior Youth Leadership Council is looking for organizations and businesses who would like to contribute to our shipping costs which would greatly help us to expand this wonderful program. Any amount would be greatly appreciated and sponsors will be shown throughout all marketing materials. Please notify Tori Petersen at torip@superiorcolorado.gov as soon as possible! Thank you for being a partner in our community!