For nine years, a Florida woman has been helping families in need celebrate Easter by distributing colorful homemade baskets filled to the brim with a mix of stuffed animals, books, crayons, candy, and other goodies, reports the Huffington Post.
This year, Lee Hardy of Palmetto, Florida, created about 600 baskets that she began distributing just before Easter. She works on the project with her local parish, the Faith Community Church, but hands out the baskets from her home, the report says.
From the Huffington Post:
“People around here don’t really celebrate Easter,” Hardy told The Huffington Post. “It’s my favorite holiday and I love to share it, especially with people who need it.”
This is Hardy’s ninth year of the project, which she began to make sure all children in her community were able to celebrate the holiday. She receives some donations for the baskets from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, WTSP10 News reported, but most of the toys and treats she uses to fill the baskets come out of her own pocket. This year’s goodies include basketballs, crayons, footballs, candy and books. Hardy collects these items all year long for her favorite holiday.
“When I have a little extra money, I take it to the dollar store and buy stuff for the baskets,” she told HuffPost. “That’s just what I do.”
We need more people like Hardy in the world. You can read more about her inspirational and positive story here.
SOURCE: The Huffington Post | VIDEO: NDN