AMBS Students Donates Excess Halloween Candy to U.S. Service Members
All AMBS students were asked to donate excess Halloween candy for American troops overseas. The effort, spearheaded by Transitions and the 4th grade, sorted and shipped five boxes of donated candy through the non-profit organization, Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude annually sends more than 200,000 care packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene products and handmade items. Personal letters of appreciation to U.S. veterans, first responders, wounded soldiers, and actively deployed service members are also included. The mission of the group is to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of the military.
To express their gratitude to all who serve, AMBS students included pictures and thank you cards in addition to the candy. No care package of candy wouldn’t be complete without toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash which was donated by dental practice of AMBS parent, Blanche Carabuena DDS. Additionally, the shipping costs were covered by the dental practice of Dr. Adam Rauzman DDS of Hawthorne.