Active International and Rockland Boulders Charity Challenge Raises Nearly $1,000 for CANDLE

Active International and Rockland Boulders Charity Challenge Raises Nearly $1,000 for CANDLE

Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) was celebrated at the May 24 Rockland Boulders game at Palisades Credit Union Park. Board members, staff, and supporters came out to watch the game and purchase raffle tickets to support the organization. The event and 50/50 raffle is part of the Annual Active International/Rockland Boulders Charity Challenge. CANDLE received $896 from the 50/50 and so did the anonymous winner of the raffle.

The Charity Challenge is a year-long promotion that lets the Boulders and Active International support local charities. Charities chosen to participate can fundraise at the stadium, chat with fans about their program, and offer informative material. The charity that raises the most funds during their event returns on the following season’s Opening Day for another fundraising opportunity. Through charitable contributions and volunteer service initiatives, Active International gives support to activities and organizations that are important to employees, clients, and vendors. For more than 15 years, that support has reached more than 600 separate local, regional, and national organizations.

“We were honored to be selected to participate in this year’s Charity Challenge. Our programs touch every school district in Rockland County and nearly every age group and each dollar raised through fundraising goes back into helping students live safer and more productive lives,” says Joanne Goodman, executive director of CANDLE.

CANDLE was founded as a non-profit organization in 1982. Its mission is to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth. CANDLE's goal is to improve the health and climate of Rockland County schools and communities by providing prevention education and resistance strategies to youth and their adult allies, and support programs for young people at risk. For more information on CANDLE services and programs, call 845-634-6677 or visit

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