Instead of eating all that leftover Halloween candy, donate it to support American troops serving overseas. UNM Staff Council's work+life committee is collecting candy for Operation Gratitude through Friday, Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day.

Operation Gratitude is a collection drive providing civilians with ways to express appreciation to members of the United States military. Last year, Staff Council collected more than 600 pounds of candy.

The more than 20 donation sites this year include the Student Union Building Lobo Card office and Student Residence Center commons on main campus and Health Sciences Services Building 225, Family Practice Center 344 and UNM Children's Campus on north campus. For a complete list, visit the Staff Council Web site.

For more information, contact Staff Council at (505) 277-1532 or