Do you have leftover Halloween candy that you need to get rid of?
For the second consecutive year, Sharon Scott will be teaming up with Neumann Real Estate in Ridgefield to send candy care packages to the Marines.
Scott’s son, a Ridgefield High School Class of 2013 grad, is stationed at Twentynine Palms, California. The Halloween candy project began in 2016 when Scott decided to ship leftover candy to her son. “I was going send my son some candy. I decided to see if anybody wanted to donate any extra candy they had so that I could send it to his whole Platoon,” explains Scott.
After sharing her idea of sending Halloween candy to her son and his Platoon on Facebook, Scott was overwhelmed by the community support. “You know Ridgefield... people ran with it and it just snowballed from there,” explains Scott.
In addition to mailing boxes her son’s Platoon, Scott notes that she is sending a box to Will Rose and to Clint Hudson. “They are both Marines from Ridgefield,” she says. Scott will also send boxes to marines who are stationed in Afghanistan and two marines who are stationed in Russia. Do you know a service member who could use a box of sweetness? Please email Scott and she will add them to her distribution list.
Scott is requesting donations of gum, hand cream, chapstick, shampoo, conditioner, and even movies!
Do you have young creative kids at home? Scott notes that many have made homemade cards and pictures! She is happy to ship these good wishes!
Please bring any donations to Neumann Real Estate, 395 Main Street in Ridgefield.
Interested in helping to offset the cost of shipping? "Last year I sent 17 packages which cost just under $14 each to send," explains Scott. Please bring any monetary donations (cash or check made out to Sharon Scott) to Neumann Real Estate.
Thank you to all who are serving our country here at home and abroad. We are very thankful and very proud of you.