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Donate a Basket
The Department of Social Services is asking for donations of Bunny Baskets to distribute to disadvantaged children

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

DSS COLLECTS BUNNY BASKETS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN 

Charlotte, NC - The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Community Resource Office has put out a call for residents to donate Bunny Baskets to disadvantaged children. 

From now until March 20, individuals or groups can participate in the "Be A Bunny" program by donating Baskets for youth of all ages. Children of families receiving DSS Services or children who are involved with other local non-profit organizations will receive a basket. This year's goal is to collect 3,000 baskets. Deliveries will be made before Good Friday. 

Keep these details in mind when preparing a basket:

·         Stuffed animals, small toys, games and books make great basket gifts.
·         The baskets should contain material that is age appropriate.
·         Baskets can range in size and quantity.
·         Children range in age from toddler through teens; however, there is a greater need for baskets for older children.
·         Wrap the baskets in some manner to avoid losing contents during handling and deliveries.
·         Attach a tag to each basket indicating the appropriate age range and gender.
·         Candies and other goodies, except for jellybeans, must be individually wrapped or placed in a small closed package.
·         Baked goods are acceptable; however they must come from a recognized food manufacturer and be within the stamped expiration date. 

Those interested in participating should call 704-336-4809 to confirm the number of baskets donated and the delivery date. Baskets can be dropped off weekdays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Wallace Kuralt Centre - 301 Billingsley Road in Charlotte.

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Media Contact: Darrell Cunningham at 704-336-3286 (office) or 704-621-1540 (cell) or Darrell.Cunningham@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov  




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