Karate school to hold candy do­na­tion drive

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - COMMUNITY -

With Hal­loween fast ap­proach­ing, Moun­tain Val­ley Fam­ily Mar­tial Arts plans to help the chil­dren in the com­mu­nity stay healthy while sup­port­ing fam­i­lies fac­ing a se­ri­ous med­i­cal cri­sis.

To do this, Sen­sei Nevin Baskin is hold­ing a Hal­loween candy do­na­tion drive from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 at the dojo in the Church Hill Mall.

Peo­ple can bring their left­over candy to the dojo and the candy will be taken to the Ron­ald Mc­Don­ald House of Danville on Nov. 3.

Par­ents may won­der what to do with all of the Hal­loween candy their kids will bring home af­ter trick-or-treat­ing.

Most par­ents help eat it, throw it in the trash or take it with them to their place of em­ploy­ment.

Stu­dents at Moun­tain Val­ley Fam­ily Mar­tial Arts have a bet­ter idea for get­ting rid of your ex­cess hol­i­day candy: Why not give it to a fam­ily who could use some cheer­ing up?

Hal­loween candy do­nated by the com­mu­nity will go to fam­i­lies who have a se­ri­ously in­jured or ill child from birth through 21 years old who is cur­rently in treat­ment.

The par­ents and sib­lings of th­ese young pa­tients, who are of­ten far from their fa­mil­ial sup­port sys­tems, can stay at the Ron­ald Mc­Don­ald House of Danville to re­main close to their child in treat­ment.

“We all have per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences with hard­ship and this is one way we hope to bring a lit­tle cheer to a fam­ily who re­ally needs it right now,” Baskin said.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Baskin at 570-454-1234 or email ha­zle­tonkarate­info@gmail.com.

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