Last Saturday, a multi-generational group of parishioners gathered to assemble Easter Baskets. The baskets will be donated to the Keystone Food Shelf. We were able to fill and donate 190 Easter Baskets! This is always a big undertaking, but it goes very smoothly since we start a year in advance and have many parishioners who have supported this effort for many, many years.
Last year, parishioners began to collect baskets on Easter Monday – when the stores started to clearance out their Easter items. Baskets and stuffed animals were collected throughout the year from stores, garage sales, and thrift stores. As Lent approached, we started collecting games, toys, and Easter candy to fill the baskets. Because of many generous parishioners, we were able to assemble 190 baskets this year. And we already have more baskets waiting to be filled next year. If you are out and about after Easter and you see baskets on clearance, we would be very grateful for more baskets to fill our closet in the Parish Center basement!
A huge THANK YOU to all who helped collect baskets and stuffed animals, donated toys, games, and candy, and who volunteered their time to assemble the baskets!