Following Halloween, the Winnetka Neighborhood Council participated in the Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Give Back program. Operation Gratitude operates year round as a Nation-wide nonprofit providing Americans with opportunities to honor our military, veterans, and first responders through hands-on volunteerism. Every year, after Halloween, they hold the Halloween Candy Give Back program (very popular with dentists) to add candy favorites to care packages and help families unload all the yummy treats the kids brought into the house on October 31st. We hope you got a chance to drop your extra candy off at our donation site at the Winnetka Rec Center. If you didn’t, please keep an eye out next Halloween, we want our give back to get bigger and bigger every year.