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I saw this viral video on Instagram about a family who swaps candy for a toy for a kid which apparently people had strong feelings about. In our house, there’s of course a “Dad Tax” on 100 grand bars that the kids bring home, but there’s always a bunch of stuff that either I hate for them or they don’t like. One of my kids doesn’t even like most of the candy unless it’s going to stick to his teeth and guarantee a cavity (thank goodness for good dental insurance). If you’re like us, and Halloween candy can last a year in your pantry, why not do something good with it instead?
Here are some places to donate candy this year:
Treats for Troops: Drop off any candy from now until November 8th at Caboose Commons (2918 Eskridge Rd, Fairfax – the Mosaic one!) and they’ll work with the Kiwanis Club to ship it to the troops!*
Ghaffari Orthodontics: Drop off candy this week and they’ll be donating it to local churches. 100 Church St NE (Corner of Church and Center St).
Tisseront Orthodontics: The 16th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back — candy at $2 a pound with $1 going towards Children’s National in D.C. All candy collected is sent to the US Armed Forces overseas. Taking place Monday, Nov. 6 from 1-5 p.m.
Through the Heart: This amazing organization creates comfort kits to parents who experience pregnancy loss. You can drop off candy through November 15th at their location in Edgewater, MD or my colleague at 109 S Pitt St Alexandria. If you’d like to donate to this organization but can’t get to Alexandria, please reach out to me and I’ll come pick it up and drop it off for you.
Also don’t forget about the Little Free Pantry by the Emmaus United Church on Maple Ave, and the one on Moore Ave by Wesley United Methodist Church.
*As of November 4 they are at capacity. Additional Treats for Troops locations are still open.
Good Friday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…
Detectives have charged a 17-year-old boy with DUI-related manslaughter and maiming in a Nov. 20 crash that killed one teen and seriously injured four others in Fairfax County’s Idylwood area….
A mental health facility has opened its doors in Reston, promising to help both clients and new and training therapists. Columbia Associates — which operates a network of outpatient mental…
Some teenage volunteers in Vienna have teamed up with a national nonprofit to show their support for American military service members. The town’s Club Phoenix Teen Council launched a donation…
Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.
Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.
Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.
Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches
Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.
Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.
Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.
Participate in the 32nd Annual Van Metre 5K Run, a race that goes further than 3.1 miles, and every stride you take supports Children’s National Hospital. The Van Metre 5K Run donates 100% of proceeds to Children’s National Hospital and