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Candy Pile

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A couple of weeks ago I launched virtual sales for my son’s little leage baseball candy sales fundraiser. Donations of $1 would result in a donation of a candy bar to a local charity.

Pile of chocolate bars

Zack picked the local food bank, an organization he’s worked with through Scouts a few times. He wanted to get the candy there for them to distribute to kids at Easter, but since the food bank is backed by a Catholic church, they were closed much of the time prior to Easter. The candy still went there, but it wasn’t distributed at Easter.

Overall, 84 candy bars were donated. 40 of those were from my readers and the rest from neighborhood parents in who wanted to support Little League, but didn’t want to keep the candy. Zack and I spent about 15 hours going door to door in the neighborhood and ended up selling 364 candy bars—seven whole boxes.

Those seven boxes turned out to be more than anyone else in the league sold. They gave him a prize of a five-pound bar of solid Hershy’s chocolate.

Five pound chocolate bar

He wanted to donate that to the food bank as well, but we weren’t sure what they’d do with something that size. So he took it to baseball practice and shared it with all the kids there instead.

Russell Limprecht
April 21, 2006 7:43 PM

Great story Adam.

Joe
April 24, 2006 6:37 AM

Wow....

Jade Foley
May 4, 2007 2:22 AM

My name is Jade Foley, I am a year 10 student at Cowbridge Comprehensive school. I am currently studying for a Diploma In Digital Applications. During this course I have been asked to add pictures the pages produced in windows programs. I used Google and found an image from your site. For copyright reasons I must ask your permission to use it. I can assure you that it will not be developed onto a web page/website, and will not be used in sales or profit. I hope to hear from you soon with a possitive message. Regards, Jade Foley

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