Treats For Troops 2015
We are excited to announce that we have once again, partnered with Jet’s Pizza, Crest, and Operation Gratitude for the 4th Annual Treats for Troops, a Snodgrass-King candy buy back program. Let us tell you… this isn’t your average candy buy back! This is a program designed to not only show our troops some love, but to make a positive impact in Wilson County and Spring Hill schools!
Last year, eight Wilson County schools participated and competed in Mt. Juliet’s Treats for Troops. Their efforts allowed us to ship over 2,300 pounds of candy to our troops overseas! Now that’s a lot of candy! We were so impressed with their efforts and dedication that Snodgrass-King donated a total of $4,000 to the eight participating elementary schools. Since last year was such a success, we have expanded the program to include three Spring Hill schools this year.
The Wilson County schools participating this year are West Elementary, Elzie Patton Elementary, Stoner Creek Elementary, Mt. Juliet Elementary, Rutland Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, W.A. Wright Elementary, and Gladeville Elementary.
The Spring Hill schools that have been added this year are Longview Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, and Marvin Wright Elementary.
So, How Does It Work?
Each school will be sending home a Treats for Troops bag the week of Halloween. This will help each child transfer the candy they want to donate to either the Snodgrass King Mt. Juliet or Spring Hill office. Then, on the night of the school’s designated ‘weigh-in’ they will bring their candy into their specified office.
Once all the candy has been weighed, we will announce the winners! Each school will win $250 and can win up to $1500, just for donating candy! Students will not receive individual cash for their candy; but, they will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win door prizes throughout the night. All of the money raised will go to the school. At the end of the week, the donated treats will be shipped overseas to our troops.
What Is Operation Gratitude?
Once we collect all of the candy, we send it to Operation Gratitude. There, they will create the care packages to send overseas. Their mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation to members of our Military. Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than one million care packages to date.
Thank you to everyone who has helped make this event possible- we can’t wait!
This event is not open to the public, but if you would like your school to become a participant next year please let us know!