Sweets4Troops has set a record for the first week of sweets collection! Through the TV promotion from Rockford TV Channel 17 & 39, The DeKalb School District, Crystal Lake School District and local concerned citizens, we have almost reached our goal of 1,000 pounds of candy and treats. We currently have 800 pounds of treats and sweets to send to the military service members serving overseas.
These sweets and treat will be sent as a part of Holiday Packages for the Military. We will forward these treats to military member units serving overseas and select domestic locations through our Veteran partnerships.
Executive Director Michael Embrey would like to encourage individuals, groups and organizations to help Sweets4Troops.com reach our goal of 1,000 pounds of candies and treats to help make our service members’ holidays a little sweeter. We also will accept Christmas candy and treats.
Hours most drop offs are open: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you or your company have any left over candy after Halloween (and trying to stay on that Diet), please drop off or call for a pick-up within DeKalb County.
Please bring any unwanted and surplus candy to:
- The FUN Companies – 650 Peace Road-Ste. F in DeKalb
- DeKalb Fire Department, 7th Street (700 Pine Street) in DeKalb
- Sycamore Fire Department, 535 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore
- Daily Chronicle Newspaper, 1586 Barber Green Road in DeKalb
- Le Print Express, 1950 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore
Photo of some of our 2018 candy donations: