Candy for a cause

Families can drop off candy at Fairview clinics to donate to our troops.

We’re giving Halloween a whole new meaning: Instead of kiddos just getting candy, they can treat U.S. military personnel serving overseas.

Last year, the program resulted in a sweet haul — more than 1,400 pounds. Some of it went to a unit of Army Rangers in Afghanistan, some to an Army Reserve unit in Poland, and some even to members of the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Airlift Wing deployed abroad. 

Kids and families can donate their unopened candy Nov. 1-9 by stopping at select Fairview, HealthEast, and University of Minnesota Health (M Health) clinics. Kids are also encouraged to make a card to send with their candy. 

In exchange, we'll give a book to each child who donates. From picture books to chapter books, parents and kids can choose one they’d like.

Stop by one of the following clinics to make the swap (visit www.fairview.org/clinic for clinic hours):

Fairview Clinics – Apple Valley
Fairview Clinics – Andover
Fairview Clinics – Bass Lake (Maple Grove)
Fairview Clinics – Blaine
Fairview Clinics – Bloomington Oxboro
Fairview Clinics – Bloomington Lake, Minneapolis
Fairview Clinics – Bloomington Lake, Xerxes
Fairview Clinics – Brooklyn Park
Fairview Clinics – Burnsville 
Fairview Clinics – Chisago Lakes
Fairview Clinics – Columbia Heights
Fairview Clinics – Eden Prairie
Fairview Clinics – Elk River
Fairview Clinics – Farmington
Fairview Clinics – Fridley
Fairview Clinics – Highland Park
Fairview Clinics – Hugo
Fairview Clinics – Lakeville
Fairview Clinics – Lino Lakes
Fairview Clinics – Milaca
Fairview Clinics – New Brighton
Fairview Clinics – North Branch
Fairview Clinics – Pine City
Fairview Clinics – Princeton
Fairview Clinics – Prior Lake
Fairview Clinics – Rogers
Fairview Clinics – Savage
Fairview Clinics – University Children's
Fairview Clinics – Uptown
Fairview Clinics – Zimmerman
M Health Maple Grove Clinic
M Health Nurse Practitioners Clinic
M Health Mill City Clinic
HealthEast Clinic - Rice Street
HealthEast Clinic - Stillwater
HealthEast Clinic - Vadnais Heights
HealthEast Clinic - Woodwinds

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