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Donate an Easter Basket to Children in Need

By Erin Meyering
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Easter (and the Easter Bunny) are just around the corner. Catholic Charities & The St. Vincent’s Programs are preparing by asking community members for donations of ready-to-open Easter baskets for local children, served by poverty-assistance programs.

Donations should be pre-filled baskets for boys and girls ages 1 – 12, with a maximum of about $20. Anything from candy and Easter decorations to toiletries and games is accepted and appreciated. Cash donations to purchase and fill additional baskets will also be accepted.

Baskets can be dropped off at two locations: St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop at 500 East Fourth St., Reno or St. Vincent’s Super Thrift Store at 190 E. Glendale Ave., Sparks. Mark the items “Operation: Easter Basket.” To make a cash donation to go toward the event, please send checks to: PO Box 5099 Reno, NV 89513.

The baskets will be distributed at St. Vincent’s “Operation: Easter Basket” pancake breakfast and party March 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Up to 600 children in need can attend for free if their family members pre-register. For details, and to reserve a space, call the Kids to Seniors Korner Program Director, Sandra Carrillo, at 858-5251 or 858-5254.

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