Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Annual Halloween candy drive to benefit Operation Gratitude set for next week!

The wellness department would like to announce our 5th annual Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Drive from Monday November 3, 2014 through Thursday November 6, 2014. A member of the wellness staff will be in the front lobby from 7-7:30 am to collect candy. According to their website:
Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.
All the candy will be dropped off at Wayland Dental located at 131 Main St.  According to Dr. Michael Putt, army veteran and owner of Wayland Dental, receiving care packages while deployed provides a connection to home and can help lift the the soldier's spirits. Dr. Putt is able to participate in Operation Gratitude due to the generosity of Mark Silverman, president of  Mark's Moving & Storage. Mark and his employees will take all the donated candy and ship it to Van Nuys, CA where it will be used to assemble care packages for our troops.
Coach A collecting candy last year.

Candy is just one of the ways we can help. Operation Gratitude welcomes donations of individually wrapped toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste. If you would rather make a financial donation you can click here to do so.

Click here to read about last year's collection in the Wayland Patch!

Thank you for your support.

Be Safe, Be Healthy, Be Happy,

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