We provided Easter Baskets for 177 children from 76 families. We were able to provide each family with a 4 pound ham, a 5 pound bag of potatoes, a box of cereal, cans of green beans and corn, a package of macaroni and cheese, and some rice. Each child received diapers and wipes or underwear, socks, a book, a toy, and applesauce. Children age 3+ also received an Easter egg with candy.
Thank you to West Des Moines Elks Lodge, State Farm Agent Ryan Clausen and Fiserv for donating ham, potatoes, and cereal, respectively. Thank you to Orange Theory Fitness and Faith Lutheran Church for agreeing to host collection bins for the project. Thank you to the many individual donors who provided goods and cash. And a big thank you to the volunteers who helped make it all possible.