The Employee Health Program is collecting donations for Operation Gratitude now through Nov. 10

Get rid of that leftover Halloween candy and help American troops serving overseas all at the same time.

Operation Gratitude is a program that helps American troops by donating care packages including basic toiletries, winter gear, and candy. This gives civilians the chance to express their gratitude to members of the U.S. military.

The Employee Health Program is also accepting socks (not white), knit hats, gloves, scarves, and other winter attire.

The program currently has over 20 donation sites on UNM’s Main Campus including Scholes Hall, Mesa Vista, Anderson School of Management, and two donation sites on satellite campuses.

For more information about Operation Gratitude, contact UNM Employee Health Program at (505) 272-4460 or (505) 277-2278 or email

For a full list of donation sites visit Operation Gratitude Donation.