Easter is still a couple months away but one Blair County non profit is already preparing.
Easter for Eli prepares for it’s 10th year delivering baskets
Easter for Eli was started by Martin Garrett to honor his son, Eli, who passed away from cancer just shy of his fourth birthday in 2009.
This is the 10th year they’re working to deliver Easter Baskets to sick children, who are spending the holiday in the hospital.
They’re currently seeking donations of toys, games, gift cards, and monetary donations to help with medical bills.
No food or candy will be accepted, due to dietary restrictions.
They request that baskets be pre-made, wrapped in clear plastic, with a tag displaying the age range of the items inside.
This year’s goal is 10,000 baskets and $10,000 dollars in gift cards.
They deliver to baskets to 54 different Children’s Hospitals, as well as Ronald McDonald Houses and Shriners Hospitals, in 21 States.
“We’re trying to share a little bit of Eli’s joy. He spent two Easters in Children’s Hospital. And, a little bit of anything to a child; small donation, from any other foundations brightened Eli’s day.
You know, we’re going to continue to share Eli’s joy with all of these families”