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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