SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One local candy store is giving a sugary treat to local charities. Marnie Greenhut opened Curly Girl Candy Shop on Washington Street about a year ago, and it's a riot of color: candy of every shape and size lines the walls and tables.
But Greenhut's sales model has a sweet twist: she donates all the sales of her Smarties lollipops to a different local charity each month. It's called the Sweet Support Calendar.
This month's charity is LEAP for Education, an organization that runs free after-school and summer programs for kids.
"We sold over a thousand lollypops by the end of July, so when I gave them the check they were just blown away," she said.
She's has racked up a huge balance so far: Greenhut has donated about $11,000 in the past year.
"I just love being able to give back. In addition to wanting to have the business be in Salem, I really just wanted to be part of the community," she said.
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