Annual Easter basket drive is under way

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This photo shows just some of what we were able to assemble last year to help Circles of Mercy’s annual “Easter Baskets for Cate’s Kids” drive for underprivileged kids up to 12 years of age.

Our annual drive is under way, and we have a shopping list (see below)  for you to use when you pitch in to make this push a success once again. You’ll note what is needed is more than candy. In case you don’t plan to shop for items, you can make a monetary donation by giving it to Murray Forth.

We’ll be assisted in our efforts by the Greenbush YMCA, and Len Leonidas’s Scouts again will help assemble the goodies using baskets and wrapping paper contributed by SRC and items for the baskets donated by Rotarians and families.

We’re on a very tight turnaround time since Easter comes early this year — April 1, no fooling — and we have to he sure completed baskets are dropped off at Circles of Mercy by March 26.

Please bring your contributions to our dinner meetings of March 8, 15, and 22, or the monthly breakfast meeting on March 15.

The shopping list:

• Various types of traditional Easter candies
• Coloring books
• Crayons
• Colored pencils
• Facial tissues
• Tooth brushes and tooth paste
• Dental floss
• Combs and hairbrushes
• Age-appropriate (1-12) small stuffed animals
• Toys
• Reading books
• Combs and hair brushes

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