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Community Engagement

Baskets of Joy is truly a community involved effort! We partner with area schools, student groups,  business and other organizations to make our projects a reality!  We love our volunteers and find it important to get the community engaged in helping those in need.

Interested in getting involved? Click here!

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Easter Baskets for Kids in need

The heart of the Baskets of Joy Project is an initiative to gather items and put together Easter baskets for children who are homeless, staying in shelters, or involved in outreach organizations/programs.

 

These baskets focus on nurturing children’s creativity, exercise/physical activity, and self-esteem in a time that they need it most.

In 2019, 1,209 Easter baskets were distributed to area shelters and outreach organizations including: 

Women and Children's Horizons, Shalom Center, Halo Inc, Women's Resource Center-Racine, Transitional Living Center-Burlington, Safe Haven/Girls Inc, Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, ELCA Outreach Center, and Professional Services Group/Community Impact Programs-Kenosha

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Free Community Easter Egg Hunt

Our Easter egg hunt features over 10,000 eggs and is free and open to the public.

We welcome all children including those with special sensory and mobility needs!

We hold three 'hunts' during the same event: a hunt for children ages 0-3, ages 4+ and our

All Abilities Easter egg hunt for children with sensory or physical needs that make participation in a general Easter egg hunt more challenging.

 

We have volunteers on site that are trained to work with children of all abilities, to ensure this event is fun for everyone! Including those familiar with ABA principles. 

In 2019, Over 100 children and their families participated in the Easter egg hunt!

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