Treats for Troops annual collection yields 236 lbs of candy

Treats for Troops collectionA collective effort among K-5 students and staff resulted in 236 pounds of Halloween candy mailed to the West Roxbury VA Medical Center in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. For one week, collection boxes were housed in the main entrance of the elementary school and each day, the candy was collected and weighed.  A special thank you to Mrs. Jordan’s students for helping to collect, weigh and package the candy for mailing. PEP and Effective Schools provided the funds to mail the candy.

Soldier’s Angels is a national nonprofit organization that provides aid and comfort to the men and women in the military. The Treats for Troops program allows communities and schools to collect leftover candy from Halloween to be sent to those serving in the military, home and abroad.

A big thank you to our Schuylerville community, students, and staff for their donations, and Rae Lynn Gonyea for her coordination of the effort!