A local bank shipped about 200 pounds of candy to American troops stationed overseas.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Morris Plains/Parsippany’s candy collection in November resulted in 20 large boxes.
Coldwell Banker Sales Associate Nancy Zingone organized the collection and Greg’s Fitness in Whippany collected about 85 pounds of the candy. She got the rest with the help of her office’s sales associates and staff, clients and other area real estate agents.
There’s a personal tie at this local office. Sales Associate Sharon Green has a son, Alex, who is currently deployed overseas in the Army.
“For the last few years our office has been sending packages to the troops, and the program has grown tremendously with the overwhelming support we have received,” said Zingone. “A lot of people find they have Halloween candy left over because they didn’t receive as many trick-or-treaters as expected, and have decided to give it to a great cause instead of leave it lying around the house.”
A lot of donations came from requests for help on Facebook, Zingone added. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the company’s philanthropic arm, paid to ship the candy to military personnel across the world.