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"E Bunny" delivers hundreds of Easter baskets to children in need
|Posted by Webmaster (bryce) on Mar 26 2008|
LAS VEGAS, NV, March 26, 2008 - Children ran out of their homes, and adults broke into tears when three vans pulled up to several run down neighborhoods in Las Vegas giving out free Easter baskets on Good Friday.
"The baskets are free?" asked Raquel Quintero in Spanish? "Who would be so kind to do this? Nobody does this kind of stuff anymore," said Tion Reiner, who cried when her kids were handed baskets.
"The kindness came from our generous Las Vegas community," said E Bunny founder and coordinator Barbara Kenig. For 18 years, E Bunny has collected baskets from businesses, churches, and individuals, and delivered them to organizations, agencies and individuals whose children wouldn't have baskets at Easter.
Nearly 1,300 baskets were distributed through Straight From The Streets, The Las Vegas Rescue Mission, The Las Vegas City Mission, Sunrise Children's Hospital, the Las Vegas Housing Authority, Safe House, Family Promise, Nevada Social Services, and other groups requesting baskets for their children.
"This kind of success was made possible by our caring community" said Kenig, who was taken back by the response to the program. "Without help from the following businesses, churches and network of caring individuals, the program couldn't have happened:
Henderson Fire Benevolent Association
Lance Burton at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino
WLM Productions and Adam Pieken
Veolia Transportation Outreach Team
Faith Community Lutheran Church and Schools
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Save the Planet Committee
Nevada State College - School of Nursing
Payroll Solutions Group
Creative Kids Learning Centers
Kohl's Employee Outreach Committee
Station Casinios Team Work in Action
Nevada International Trade Corp (NITCO) and JoAnne Tornberg
Storage at Summerlin
Wells Fargo Bank
Silver State Bank
Carver and Associates
Michaelson and Associates LTD
Church of Jesus Christ LDS - Henderson
In The Public Eye
Anonymous basket donors
Friends of E Bunny - A network of more than 150 indivudals, volunteers and contributors caring for children
For further information on the E Bunny program, or to learn how you can help next year, visit http://communitylink.reviewjournal.com/lvrj/ebunny.
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