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.