The Easter Bunny will be visiting Chestermere in a few weeks at the annual Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lakeside Golf Club.
This year, there are more options for little Chestermereians to hunt for eggs as parents will be able to register their kids for one of five scheduled hunts. A $7 donation allows each child to fill their Easter basket and then ‘eggschange’ the eggs for yummy Easter treats.
All funds raised from this annual event support the United Way/Chestermere Partnership. Earlier this year United Way/Chestermere Partnership funds were allocated to six deserving organizations in Chestermere that support the community.
“This family event really shows the community spirit and how important it is to support the community you live in,” says Upasana Dhawan, Chair of the Human Services Advisory Board. “All donations received during this event are used within our community.”
One of the funded programs, Healthy Families, is a home visitation program for families with children 0 – 6 years and is hosted by the Accredited Supports to the Community. Thanks to Partnership funding, Healthy Families was able to support a local single parent working towards receiving her High School education. With parenting support, and financial and legal referrals, this local mom was able to balance parenting, school and her personal life.
“Community donations help increase the amount of funding available each year for programs like these,” says Marla Polachek, Event Organizer. “This year we are encouraging everyone to ‘Share Your Change to Make a Change’.”
Don’t wait! Register your child for the Easter Egg Hunt today, by visiting www.chestermere.ca/egghunt.
For more information on the 2018 funded programs please visit www.chestermere.ca/grants.