Friday, October 7, 2016

7th Annual Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Drive!

The Wellness Department would like to announce our 7th annual Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Drive from Tuesday November 1, 2016 through Thursday November 3, 2016. Coach A will be in the front lobby from 7-7:30 am to collect candy.  

Ms. Riddle utilizing some functional strength as she dropped off over 200lbs. of 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 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. 

Candy is just one of the way 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 our collection in the Wayland Patch!

Thank you for your support!

Mark's Moving & Storage:
Operation Gratitude:
Wayland Dental:

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