[caption id="attachment_10488" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Dr. Zarah Ali, Queen of the candy[/caption]
Thank you to our wonderful community for helping make our 10th Annual Candy Drive a huge success. Every year, the drive grows in size and scope. What started as a small candy buy back with a handful of local kids has grown into an endeavor that spans the Metrowest: this year, we have 41 number of schools participating, along with numerous businesses and organizations. Best of all, we have collected more candy than ever before: we have shattered a record of nearly 10,000 pounds of candy. To be exact, if anyone is curious, we collected 9,883.3 pounds of candy.
I’m sure everyone is wondering what we’re going to do with so much candy - and no, we will not be eating it all! The candy will be assembled into care packages and distributed to our troops all over the world. This is no small feat, and we are beyond thankful to be working with CarePacks, a non-profit organization who helps us make this happen.
Thank you to our troops and veterans for everything they do to keep us safe.The dedicated men and women who serve us overseas deserve so much more than we can offer; we simply hope these small treats offer a little taste of home, and a token of our gratitude.
Last but not least, congratulations to the winning school this year: Katherine Lee Bates Elementary School in Wellesley! They received our $1000 Grand Prize for the most candy collected per student.
[caption id="attachment_10476" align="alignleft" width="797"] Our 3 Drs. Ali in front of nearly 10, 000 pounds of candy #sweettooth[/caption]