Candy Drive 2015- Check!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Blogs, Events | 0 comments

 

The 3 Drs. Ali in front of the mountain of candy collected this year!

The 3 Drs. Ali in front of the mountain of candy collected this year!

We did it again! The 8th annual community candy drive was an amazing success! We had over 30 schools from 13 different towns and more than 9,000 students participate in our drive, making it the largest in size and scope thus far. To make it even sweeter, we collected more candy than ever before! We are beyond thrilled that our community, and so many neighboring communities, came together in the spirit of generosity to show gratitude and appreciation for our troops overseas. We hope they enjoy these sweet treats, along with handwritten notes, cards and oral hygiene supplies.

Here are some highlights from our event:

Our annual community candy drive was in full swing last week, and candy donations from schools and organizations were piling in.

Candy Delivery from the Cabot School!

Candy Delivery from the Cabot School!

 

We culminated with a press event on November 5th, paying homage to our troops overseas, showing off our mountain of candy, and bringing the community together in the spirit of giving, and a little competition! This year, our $1000 grand prize was shared between two winning schools, Upham Elementary in Wellesley, and Delaney Elementary in Wrentham!

The winners of this year's competition: Upham Elementary and Delaney Elementary

The winners of this year’s competition: Upham Elementary and Delaney Elementary

 

All in all, we had over 30 schools from 13 towns participating– that’s over 9,000 students! We love how so many schools, organizations, and communities came together for the same great cause!

Sprague, Schofield, and Hardy School Principals with our Wellesley Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Lussier

Sprague, Schofield, and Hardy School Principals with our Wellesley Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Lussier

Thanks to Evan Lariviere for singing the National Anthem and the WHS Keynotes for singing America the Beautiful; it was an honor to hear such beautiful voices stirring up patriotism right before Veteran’s Day.

 

The Wellesley High School Keynotes, who sang America the Beautiful for us

The Wellesley High School Keynotes, who sang America the Beautiful for us

 

Evan, who moved us all as he sang the National Anthem

Evan, who moved us all as he sang the National Anthem

 

The handwritten notes and cards for the troops will be sure to put a smile on their faces! We imagine that they must be even sweeter than the candy.

One of the many handwritten cards from local elementary school students

One of the many handwritten cards from local elementary school students

Handwritten card for the troops

Handwritten card for the troops

 

A big thank you to our amazing Wellesley Dental Group team for all their hard work, and off course to everyone that participated– we couldn’t have done it without you all.

 

A Special Thank You to the following Participants:

 

 

 

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