It’s the season of warm apple cider and beautiful red and gold foliage! At the Wellesley Dental Group, the advent of fall means kickstarting preparations for our annual Candy Drive for the US Troops. This year, we are truly proud to be organizing our 10th Annual Community Candy Drive! We are extremely excited to make this a grand celebration of the decade of generosity that our local schools and institutions have exhibited through their keen participation in this 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!
This year our Candy Collection Drive will run from the 1st to the 8th of November. During this period, schools and institutions are encouraged to collect and deliver their candy to the Wellesley Dental Group Office. Bins for candy collection may be picked up from our office to help in this task.
Our Candy Drive Celebration and Press Event will take place on the 9th of November at 10:00 am at our office location, 5 Seaward Road in Wellesley. We will have warm cider and snacks, some great musical performances, and some fitting tributes for our troops overseas.
The Wellesley Dental Group has another sweet treat! Once again, the WDG team has announced that there will be a grand prize of $1000 to go to the PTO of the school that donates the most candy per student!
If you or your organization is interested in donating candy or participating in our press event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 781-237-9071.