Hilltown Families


Let Halloween candy be a catalyst towards service-based learning this year! Post-Halloween, families can donate candy to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to members of the military deployed overseas. Deployed members of the military don’t have access to many of the same comforts that they might at a base on US soil, and Halloween candy can be a special treat for them. On November 1 a collection will be taking place in Easthampton. Invite your kids to participate and talk with them about ways to show kindness towards people that support their community, both locally and far away.

Is There Child Slave Labor In Your Child’s Halloween Candy? Good news for parents this Halloween: It’s easier than ever to avoid buying chocolate from Hershey, the largest U.S. chocolate company. Hershey fails to ensure that child labor is not part of its chocolate. Two major reports this September called out Hershey’s failure and the prevalence of egregious child labor, forced labor and trafficking abuses in the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire… Read More

(Thank you for HF listserv member Des of Dalton for bringing this to our attention!) Melamine-Tainted Chinese Candy Shows Up in U.S. Suspect White Rabbit Creamy Candy found in at least two states By Lisa Wade McCormick, ConsumerAffairs.com [October 2, 2008] – Candy lovers beware. Melamine-tainted candy — imported from China — is now showing up on store shelves in the United States. Officials in California and Connecticut confirm they have found… Read More

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