All schools and civic organizations are invited to join Wellesley Dental Group’s 10th Annual Community Candy Drive to benefit the US troops serving overseas! From November 1st to November 8th, we will be collecting candy, along with handwritten notes and cards for our soldiers. Continuing the tradition from last year, the grand prize is $1000 to the school PTO that raises the most amount of candy. We are super excited to be celebrating 10 years of our communities coming together for this great cause!
This initiative started a decade ago, out of a desire to incentivize children to eat less candy, without decreasing any of the fun that Halloween brings, and instilling in them the spirit of sharing and giving. Candy might not be a big deal for most of us, but for those that are serving our country, it’s a piece of home, and a small reflection of our gratitude for their sacrifices. Over the years, we have been able to bring together our communities to collect thousands of pounds of candy, a multitude of heart-felt notes, and hygiene kits, which were sent to the US troops via our partners at CarePacks. Please take a look at the last year’s blog posts with pictures here. Each year, we have participation from around 40 schools and institutions, representing 14 different towns!
We are inviting all schools and organizations to participate in our Press Event – November 9th at 10:00 am. Local media and photographers will capture the spirit of giving in our community. Principals, faculty, parents, and students (with the permission from their teachers, of course) are all welcome to attend.
Let’s keep this fun tradition going!