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Community Kids delivers hope on Easter by "egging" families' homes

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In addition to essential items, Community Kids delivers egg hunts straight to the yards of more than 90 families they serve.
A family shows off the eggs they received for the Community Kids "home delivery" egg hunt.

A family shows off the eggs they received for the Community Kids "home delivery" egg hunt. /Community Kids

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About Community Kids

Community Kids exists to transform communities through kids by providing long-term, life-changing, worldview-expanding relationships, led by Jesus Christ. We do this one block at a time – by creating neighborhood programming that empowers kids to become leaders. And we do this one kid at a time – by partnering with neighborhood parents to bring kids into mentoring relationships. Learn more at CommunityKids.org.

Lundyn jumps rope after an egg hunt with her family.

Lundyn jumps rope after an egg hunt with her family. /Community Kids

Executive Director Rob Summerfield sorts food and egg baskets.

Executive Director Rob Summerfield sorts food and egg baskets. /Community Kids

Community Kids put a fun twist on their typical care packages this Easter weekend by delivering egg hunts directly to families’ homes.

The Community Kids team delivered pre-packaged, candy-filled Easter eggs to the homes of families they serve. Families also received Easter care packages that included activities, snacks and devotional materials to help families have their own Easter service, as well as their own egg hunt.

Staff and volunteers maintained health and safety guidelines and wore gloves and masks during delivery.

“Right now, it’s a difficult time for many of the kids in the community. We want to make sure that their physical and spiritual needs are met, but we also want to bring fun and joy to their lives,” said Donny Irving, the nonprofit’s Founder and Mission Vision Director.

Lundyn, 9, received an Easter care pack and was excited to search for eggs with her siblings in cousins in their family's backyard.

"This Easter I thought I wasn't going to get a lot of candy because last year I didn't," she said. "This is the best Easter ever."

Every week since mid-March, Community Kids has delivered care packages of food and other essentials to more than 80 families’ front steps, forgoing their typical programming schedule of Bible clubs and small-group mentoring activities.

The nonprofit keeps a shortlist of resources up-to-date on their website. Anyone in need has been encouraged to reach out over Facebook, even if they haven’t been involved with Community Kids before.

Care packages have been made possible thanks to support from many individual donors, area churches and grantors.

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