Suckers for Soldiers Donation
You donate the shipping, we donate the suckers!
We've come up with a new idea where YOU donate the cost of shipping, and WE donate the Tootsies! As most of our customers know, we donate a ton of Tootsies to Operation Gratitude. This is one of the coolest programs that we have ever come across.
Basically, Tootsies are donated to soldiers who use the Tootsies to trade to children in war areas for information. In exchange for information on where the roadside bombs (IED - Improvised Explosive Devices) are placed, they get the Tootsie Pop. We can't think of a better use for our Tootsie Pops.
Unfortunately, it seems that many times, when you donate to a charity, not all of the funds go directly to the charity. That is why we created this program! When you place the order for the Suckers for Soldiers, you are donating the shipping cost. It costs us $12.45 to ship a Medium Flat Rate postal box to Operation Gratitude. With that box, we can fill it with over 240 Tootsies! You are donating the cost of shipping this box of 240 Tootsies, and we are donating the Tootsies! That way 100% of your donation goes to the shipping of this box, and we supply 240 Tootsies to the soldiers! We wanted to find a way to share this cool program.
So for example, if you placed an order for yourself for 2 bags of Chocolate Tootsie Pops, and also ordered the Suckers for Soldiers with your order, we would ship out 2 boxes. Your initial order of 2 bags of Chocolate Tootsies will go to you, and you will pay our flat rate of $6 for shipping for your order. Then we would send a separate box of 240 Tootsies to Operation Gratitude for the troops!
The donation will also arrive in your name, and they are currently sending thank you's out for every package that they receive. That is another reason we chose this group, because they really appreciate the help. The Thank You letter will come to you and you can also claim the $12.45 as a tax write off since it is a donation.
As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We're always looking for cool ways to donate and pay it forward! Thanks again!
Suckers for soldiers
Posted by Lona Condrick on 29th Sep 2016
This is such a great idea! For everything our soldiers do for us, this is such a small way to say "Thank you" to them. Everyone should do this!
Super Grateful To CandyMafia offering services to Operation Gratitude among others.
Posted by PeggySue Dodge on 14th Nov 2013
Candy Mafia is a True Red White and Blue Company! Not only do They provide us with wonderful sweets, They also donate the Candy to the Soldiers!!! I for one am Happy to help out and gladly pay the small shipping fee for the donated Tootsies and Candy!!
Delicious and thoughtfull
Posted by Gailie on 2nd Apr 2013
I am so pleased to share a sweet treat with our soldiers overseas. I know there is nothing that makes our servicemen happier except a letter from home. I know they will be even happier when they can share this candy with the innocent children that have to witness this unnecessary violence all around them.God Bless and protect them all.
Thanks for working with us, and welcome to the "family" of CandyMafia!
Generally, all of our orders ship out within 2-3 business days. We use the USPS Priority Mail and have a Flat Rate of only $6 shipping for your entire order. The USPS has been great and manages to get orders to most of the country in 3 shipping days.
If you have a special deadline or special request, please email us and we can definitely expedite your order. We'll work with you to not only let you know how long it will take to pack up the order, but we'll work together to find the best shipping solution. We can always work with Fedex or UPS if those are better carriers for you. Just ask us!
...we're really nice. ;)
If you have any other questions, please contact us and we'll be glad to help. Thanks again for loving candy! -CandyMafia