Monday, November 1, 2010

Candy Buy Back


My husband sponsored his annual Candy Buy Back again this year.  If you have forgotten what that is, my husband buys children's Halloween candy from them for $1 a pound and the candy is sent overseas to the soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  We got over 100 pounds more than we did last year adding up to over 500 pounds!  It was a huge success and I want to thank all of you who participated.  This year, we heard many heart-warming stories from soldiers who use this candy to help in the war effort.  One in particular told us a great story about daily giving some local children American candy and they in turn informed him about hot spots the soldiers should avoid.  It is amazing what American candy can do from lifting moral to saving lives.  We were so lucky to be a little part of that again this year.  


Ignore the time stamp.  These were taken this afternoon. :)

A whole (clean) trash can full of candy.  (We ran out of boxes!) 



Some of the kids who donated, my husband and Sergeant Wilson.

6 comments:

Queen Elizabeth said...

Fabulous. Keep up the good work.

Paige said...

Great! Over 500 pounds of candy! That's amazing!

ash said...

A sure success. Very cool.

kel said...

rock on!

Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy said...

This is soooo awesome!

jo said...

whoohoo! Way to go!