A program of the MMJ Foundation
The Candy Palace program promotes the idea of children helping children through creative and artistic expression. This idea is captured by the three words: Children, Creativity and Caring.
The program was created in 2009 to turn one child’s vision into reality. Nine-year old Isabel J. wrote the story Izzy and the Candy Palace with the sole purpose of raising funds to help feed hungry children in America. Her passion for helping others spawned The Candy Palace program of the MMJ Foundation, named after her original story. This program empowers other children to recognize that, even at a young age, they can make a difference in our world. Per Isabel’s wish, one hundred percent of the profits from every book sold will be donated to Kids Cafe program of The Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Candy Palace program is currently holding a biennial writing contest for children who want to use their creativity to help other children. The winning story will be transformed into a professionally illustrated and published children’s picture book, from which all profits will be donated to help feed children in America.