Karate school to hold candy donation drive
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.