Machinists Union kicks off Halloween candy drive

SwanCandy (2)SEATTLE — Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 will do their part to make the holidays a little sweeter for low-income children in the White Center community south of Seattle.

The union is conducting its annual Halloween candy drive. Donations of unopened individually wrapped candy can be dropped from now through Oct. 25 at any IAM 751 union hall in Puget Sound, including the Seattle Hall at 9125 15th Place S.

All the candy will be donated to the Salvation Army of White Center for its annual Halloween party, which offers children in the community a safe alternative to trick or treating.

Last year the union collected more than 500 pounds of candy, which was enough to provide candy for the Salvation Army’s Halloween party and Christmas party too.

For a list of union-made candy, click here.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents some 33,000 working men and women at 49 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.

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