Halloween is a special time of year for kids (young and old) to have fun and go trick and treating. But there are few Treats and too many Tricks for our U.S. Military members serving overseas. In 2014, Michael Embrey started the first “Sweets 4 Troops” program and collected over 250 pounds of candy. Michael Embrey is a former USAF military veteran and involved in various veteran support programs and organizations.
Again this year, FunME Events and Michael Embrey will be collecting any left over and unwanted candy. These sweets and treat will be sent as a part of Holiday Packages for the Military. We will forward these treats to military member units serving overseas and select domestic locations through our Veteran partnerships.
If you or your company have any left over candy after Halloween (and trying to stay on that Diet), please bring any unwanted and surplus candy to:
The FUN Companies – 650 Peace Road-Ste. F- DeKalb, IL (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
We will forward these treats to military member units serving overseas and select domestic locations through our Veteran partnerships.
Additional drop off locations:
* DeKalb Fire Department, 7th Street (700 Pine Street) in DeKalb
* Sycamore Fire Department, 535 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore
* Daily Chronicle Newspaper, 1586 Barber Green Road in DeKalb
* Le Print Express, 1950 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore
Donations accepted from November 1 through November 18, 2017. Thank you one and all for supporting our troops.
A special thank you also goes out to all of our partners and sponsors who have helped out with our cause:
FunME Events, The N.I.C.E. Society, Kishwaukee Fest
Sycamore Fire Department, DeKalb Fire Department, The Daily Chronicle, Le Print Express
None of this would be possible without their help and the donations we receive from our friends and neighbors!