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Babson Supports Community Candy Drive

Babson College was among the participants in the Wellesley Dental Group’s 8th Annual Community Candy Drive to benefit the U.S. troops serving overseas.

Babson PR Director Michael Chmura and Dr. Femina Ali P'12 with Babson's donation.

Babson PR Director Michael Chmura and Dr. Femina Ali P’12 with Babson’s donation.

Members of the Babson community collected more than 50 lbs of candy from November 1st to November 5th, 2015 to be sent to American servicemen and servicewomen via the non-profit organization, CarePacks, along with oral hygiene supplies.

“Our goal is to teach our kids lessons in giving by encouraging them to share their extra Halloween candy with our troops overseas. These sweet treats and the handwritten cards are a reminder of home for these soldiers, and a reflection of our gratitude,” said Dr. Femina Ali, speaking for her husband, Dr. Ejaz Ali, son Zann Ali ’12, daughter Dr. Zarah Ali, and all members of the Wellesley Dental Group.

“We are beyond thrilled that our community, and so many neighboring communities, came together in the spirit of generosity to show gratitude and appreciation for our troops overseas. We hope they enjoy these sweet treats, along with handwritten notes, cards and oral hygiene supplies,” she added.

More than 30 schools from 13 different towns and more than 9,000 students participated in the drive, making it the largest in size and scope thus far.

The $1000 grand prize was shared between two winning schools, Upham Elementary in Wellesley, and Delaney Elementary in Wrentham.