Community members deliver Easter baskets while social distancing

Posted at 10:38 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 23:38:46-04

Easter Sunday is around the corner and the community is making sure to put some smiles on the faces of as many children as possible. This year, children picked up or received a basket instead of running around a park to find them.

"It's amazing to be able to see their faces this morning, even from a distance and just to wave and let them know we love them and know that they love us too," said Staci Siefert, pastor at Hewitt Community Church.

Siefert says it's important for her children at Hewitt Community Church to feel like things are as normal as possible.

"I hope this will bring them joy for Easter even though they cant have a big Easter hunt like we normally do but this year at least we get to give them some baskets. I hope they know that Easter is still worth celebrating," she said.

Parents say they are beyond and grateful for these little surprises.

"This is very special for our kids, to have some normalcy."

Children loved opening the door and seeing a special gift, just for them.

"The kids are not old enough to understand what is happening and this makes it a little bit normal for them to see their pastor and receive a treat is fun for them," she said.

Valley Mills Elementary also out smiles on the faces of hundreds of students by providing 300 baskets.

"The smiles we saw on those kids faces when we passed out the baskets, it was an awesome experience," said Principal Chris Dowdy.

Dowdy says it was all thanks to a generous donation from World Market.

"It's something we are all going through, not just the community but the world. Creating an extra sense of happiness and comfort for our families. We are in a tough time but we are going to get through this together."

It's the small acts of kindness that are going a long way for children and parents during this Covid-19 pandemic.

If you do anything with your family for Easter Sunday, you can send pictures and videos to our Facebook page.