Easter basket drive is under way

src-easter-basket-driveAmong the more pleasurable projects our club undertakes are those involving kids. For the fourth consecutive year, we will be participating in Circles of Mercy’s Easter basket project for needy children ages 1 through 12.

Last year, Circles received more than 150 requests and our club alone responded by coming up with about 50. Circles anticipates at least that many requests again, so this year our goal is to match the number we provided in 2016, but our hope is to exceed it.

Please read the list below of requested basket items, do your shopping, then bring donations to our March 16 breakfast meeting or our March 9, 16, 23 or 30 dinner meetings. March 30 is the donation deadline.

Len Leonidas and his Scouts will assemble the baskets from your donations, clear-wrap them, and deliver them to Circles of Mercy. Meanwhile, John Sawchuk and the staff and students at Columbia High School will run a parallel effort, soliciting basket items, packaging them with baskets and wrappers supplied by the club, and delivering them to Circles no later than April 10.

The shopping list of requested items:

• traditional Easter candies
• coloring books
• crayons
• colored pencils
• dental floss
• toothpaste
• toothbrushes
• small toys
• small toy animals
• combs / hair brushes

Thanks for your help as always.

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