Loveland Sweets asked its customers for candy, and they came through with flying colors!

Some of the 700 pounds of Halloween candy collected by Loveland Sweets that will be donated to Operation Gratitude.

Loveland, Ohio – From November 1st through the 13th, more than 700 pounds of unwanted or leftover Halloween candy was brought to Loveland Sweets in Historic Downtown, to be donated to Operation Gratitude. In exchange, more than 100 customers received a coupon worth 20% off their next purchase. The store is donating all of the traded-in candy to Operation Gratitude to be sent in care packages to our military troops and their families serving all over the world.

“Frankly, we are overwhelmed with the response, but we should not be surprised,” said owner Gloria Wilson. “Our community has always been a giving community, so the fact that our customers shattered our expectations simply reinforces why we love having our business in the Loveland area.”

The 20% discount applied to any purchase and had no exclusions, so it could be used to take home some of the shop’s award-winning chocolates, handcrafted ice creams, homemade caramel apples, rich coffees, or of course any bulk or specialty candies in the store.

Inspired by a love of fine chocolates and homemade confections, Gloria Wilson founded Loveland Sweets in 2006. The business has grown to include ice creams and coffees, but the commitment to high quality artisan products remains unchanged. The house-made candies and ice creams are lovingly created in small batches featuring premium ingredients as well as local dairy products and fresh seasonal fruits. The coffee is a rich and aromatic custom blend available only at Loveland Sweets. The Shoppe offers fine teas and hot chocolate as well as seasonal favorites such as handmade caramel apples. The
Loveland Sweets is located in Historic Downtown Loveland at 124 West Loveland Avenue,
Loveland, OH 45140, 513-583-8305. Hours are 8 AM until 9 PM every day.

Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation
to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package contains donated product valued from $45-100, and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1,800,000 care packages. Visit for more information.


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