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Pleasantville Family Collects Candy For Veterans

Daneen Mancuso's two kids Matthew and Justin fill their car with candy that is being donated to veterans.
Daneen Mancuso's two kids Matthew and Justin fill their car with candy that is being donated to veterans. Photo Credit: Daneen Mancuso

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Bedford Road School PTA has figured out the perfect solution for all the excess candy for Halloween.

For years, the PTA has been collecting and donating the candy to the VA Hudson Valley in Montrose.  Daneen Mancuso, who has two kids attending Bedford Road, decided to get into the act and her and her sons have been collecting lots of candy.

"It was a truly amazing experience for my sons, Justin and Matthew," Mancuso, who has lived in Pleasantville for three years said.

Mancuso spread the word on social media and has found her front door inundated with candy.  In three days, she was able to fill up three boxes worth. Mancuso said they have about 40 bags of candy.

"The boys told me they were both proud to be helping out their school and thanking the vets for all they did for us," Mancuso said.

While having all this candy in the house and donating it rather than let her sons eat it might seem like a punishment, Mancuso said her kids understand that it's going to a good cause.

"People always ask how we have the willpower," Mancuso said.

Mancuso said it is important for her and her sons to give back to people who served the country.

"It means a lot to me," Mancuso said. "I have a soft spot in my heart for people who have dedicated their time and lives for this country."

Reese's Pieces and Kit Kat bars have been the most popular candy donated, Mancuso said.

Mancuso is working with the PTA on arranging a time when they can donate all the candy to the VA.

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