So you will be prepared with a Halloween candy strategy...
Tip # 332
here are ways that you can get candy out of the house before it hits your hips!
Operation Gratitude sends care packages to our troops overseas, and your gummy bears and mini Snickers are more than welcome, especially when your kids include a nice letter of support too. You just pay to ship to California, but an extra $11 donation covers overseas postage. But keep in mind the non-melty stuff is best, or if you send chocolate, you might want to put it in a Ziploc first.
This service will also let you donate candy, and you can even specify which armed service branch, if you have a preference. Another similar option is Operation Shoebox.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
They do so much for kids, including accepting candy donation for them. You can search for a local branch here.
I love the idea of donating to the troops or to kids that might not get to go out and get it for themselves. And if you have hard candy left over, it is perfect for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.