How Dr. Chan Gives Back
Candy Buy Back Program
A SWEET SUCCESS 2019: Dr. Chan Delivers TONS of Candy to Operation Gratitude
Dr. Curtis Chan’s 11th annual Candy Buy Back and Candy Give Back program was a sweet success and brought in 8,756 pounds of candy for the troops this year. In addition to the 4 tons of candy, Dr. Chan also collected 4,591 hand written cards and letters to the troops by children and donations of 428 Beanie Babies all for a great cause.
Representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps were at Dr. Chan’s office in Del Mar on Thursday, November 7th, as 100 children came in to exchange bags of treats for dollar bills. Each child also left with prizes, a toothbrush kit to brush away any damage from the Halloween candy they kept and a chance to win an iPad digital basket and other great gifts. WINNERS of Dr. Chan’s Candy Drive raffles: Spa Dental Health Basket- Addison, iPad Digital Basket- Madeline and the closest guess of how many LBS Dr. Chan collected is Mizuki (guessed: 8,738 lbs- only 18lb difference). A SWEET congrats to all of this year’s winners!
The top contributor this year is Solana Pacific Elementary with the top collection of 1,071 lbs of candy and 1,748 cards and letters for the troops. Other contributors that Dr. Chan is so grateful for are Santa Fe Christian Lower School, Solana Highlands Elementary, Sage Canyon School, The Cambridge School, Ocean Air Elementary, Solana Ranch Elementary, Carmel Creek School, Del Mar Heights School, U.S. Marine Corps, KPBS San Diego, Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Lauren Natalie Photography, U-Haul Truck, Grace Point Church, Seacoast Community Church, Venture Church Encinitas, Palacio Del Mar Community, California Pizza Kitchen, Boomers, CRC Encinitas, Scripps Performing Arts. Our success of this year’s candy drive has only been possible with the outpouring candy donations from the schools and the generous donations from these businesses. We are truly grateful for our community and the support for our troops!
A special thanks to this year’s U-Haul pick up team of my wife Mae, Jane, Nathan and Britt- you all are amazing!