Friday, October 30, 2009

if we had helped 100 children it would have been worthwhile

in light of tomorrow's holiday - the one day it is absolutely appropriate and acceptable to eat candy until you're blue in the face (and tongue) - i wanted to share something with all of you that you may not know.

100 years ago milton hershey founded the hershey school (yes, in hershey, pa). the school has lots of history, but here we are today, and the milton hershey school is the largest, cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for children of social and economic need --from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. 

the reason i'm posting about hershey's chocolate the day before halloween is to suggest that this year, you buy hershey's for your trick or treaters because of this little known fact....

a percentage of the proceeds of chocolate purchases (not just halloween candy though, so it's a good excuse to buy chocolate year round) go to the trust fund for the milton hershey school!

how great is that?!

get more information about the school here: 

and more information about milton hershey's legacy here:

milton hershey 100 years ago:


click here to see which of your favorites are hersheys products and give yourself a pat on the back for helping a great cause!

happy halloween!

tomorrow: pumpkin carving!

*quote by milton hershey


  1. so great of you to let people know about this. i grew up in the next little town just east of hershey, lebanon. hershey actually smells like chocolate as you drive through it. also, the street lamps are hershey kisses. so cute. pam

  2. thanks so much for commenting! it really is a fabulous cause and i wish more people knew about it. so great of you to comment, too, because i love your blog and i was worried i would end up in no-man's land with my new bloggie. much love, hailey

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