Project Easter Basket

At Samaritas it is our goal to create ripples of positive change and you can start your ripple by providing a child in our care the joyful experience of having a special Easter Basket of their own. COVID safety is our top priority, this year there are three ways you can support the Easter Basket Drive.

  1. Make a monetary donation to sponsor a basket at Samaritas.org/donate and designate the Good Samaritan Fund
  2. Create and donate a complete Easter basket for children ages 0 – 18 using any of the items listed
  3. Donate non-perishable food to help provide a family in need an Easter dinner

Items to Donate

  • Easter Basket / Easter Pail / Reusable Easter bag
  • Grass Filler
  • Wrapped Easter Candy: peeps, chocolate bunnies, candy eggs, small bags jelly beans
  • Plastic Easter Eggs with wrapped candy
  • Easter books
  • Egg dye making kits
  • Individual hand sanitizer
  • Easter mask
  • Bubbles
  • Coloring books & crafts
  • New small stuffed animals (bunny, chick, etc.)
  • Playing cards / small games
  • Non-perishable food for an Easter Dinner
    • Canned vegetables
    •  Boxed potatoes
    • Mac & Cheese
    • Instant Rice
    • Boxed brownies or cake for dessert
  • Grocery store gift cards (Meijer, Kroger, Walmart)

Get Involved

West Michigan
Contact Mary Cline

616.307.4271 | mclin@samaritas.org

Southeast Michigan
Contact Lauren Brosch

313.308.8866 | lbros@samaritas.org

Easter baskets and food may be dropped off at Samaritas headquarters location (West Michigan - 2080 Union Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, Southeast Michigan - 8131 E. Jefferson Detroit, MI 48214) Monday through Friday March 8th – 26th between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

 

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Please Contact:
Joe DiBenedetto
Lambert & Co.
(516) 637-0597

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Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications
(248) 762-1430