Donate candy to your neighbors in need
As the weather grows colder and the daylight is shorter, here’s a great way for you to help out many homeless people in need. Donate your candy to the CandyCare Annual Halloween Drive and sweeten up the days of our less fortunate neighbors. CandyCare will deliver the candy to Life Center Shelters. We will also put it on the shelves of the local food pantry at St. Mark’s Church and several other neighborhood food banks.
This is a happy ministry that is fun and easy to do and brings lots of comfort and joy to the people that receive your candy donations. We collect Halloween Candy and give it to children, women, and men who are homeless.
This project may be new to you, but we have been successfully doing it for the past 19 years. It started with children giving to children, but over time it has spread out to businesses and other community locations and collected over 5,000 pounds of candy annually. In addition to the schools, we have collected at churches, fitness and health clubs, corporate offices, doctor, dentist, and orthodontist offices, supermarkets, Scouting troops, skating clubs, swim clubs, hair salons, and retail stores. Over the years, we have had participation from many different schools and in many different districts including schools in Rose Tree Media, Marple Newtown, West Chester, Lower Merion, Willistown, Wallingford-Swarthmore, Ridley Park, and Haverford.
If you would like to become involved, you can participate as an individual candy donor or bring this ministry to your own school, parish, or business.
St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, located at 35 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008, is serving as our official collection site and will accept drop-offs of candy from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday Nov 1-Nov 30.
There are also drop-off boxes in the following locations: Marple Public Library on Sproul Road in Broomall and Newtown Square Public Library on Bishop Hollow Road in Newtown Square.
Candy collections run through November.
Showing the 2015 collection is Eliza Markley from St. James Regional School.