The weekly Halloween celebration at the Give Kids The World Village gives wish children and families the opportunity to participate in traditional festivities like dressing up in fun costumes, playing games and trick-or-treating. After all, collecting an assortment of delicious candy is what kids look forward to the most during this special holiday. Each week, these tasty treats put smiles on the faces of wish children while satisfying their sweet tooth.
Daniel Dadusc, father of an alumni wish child, saw an opportunity to support the Village all the way from Ohio. Dadusc works for DC Dental, a dental supply company. During his work travels he learned of Dental Associates of Connecticut’s Candy Buy-Back program. The Candy Buy Back program allows children to trade in their Halloween candy for cash. This tremendous effort to promote dental health results in several hundred pounds of candy being collected and donated.
The Dadusc family’s wish trip to the Village was an incredibly positive experience, and after learning about the candy buy-back program, Daniel knew exactly how he could help create another incredible experience for the next wish family. Compelled to make a difference in the life of a child, Daniel contacted Dental Associates to see if they would join him on his mission to help GKTW.
After learning about GKTW, the amazing employees at Dental Associates were eager to help. Thanks to their hard work and Daniel’s determination, the Village received 230 pounds of candy. This sweet donation allows the Village to continue the Halloween celebration each and every Monday.
This Monday was no exception. As princesses, goblins and ghouls arrived on the Avenue of Angels, volunteers were prepped and ready for the trick-or-treaters. Delicious treats were shared by all as the night came to an end.
Thank you to Daniel Dadusc, DC Dental and Dental Associates of Connecticut for helping us sweeten the Village.