Neighborhood House Brings Joy to Children this Easter

On March 31, Neighborhood House will hold its annual Easter Basket Program in an effort to benefit their client’s children. For more than 15 years, Neighborhood House has distributed hundreds of baskets to families in need. Since its onset, the program has experienced significant growth. 

Easter baskets in the back of a car's lift gate

Beginning in 2005, Neighborhood House distributed over 75 baskets to clients. This year they are distributing 165 baskets and have accrued a waiting list. “This program is entirely available because of generous donations from the community and their volunteer hours,” said Kathy Losinski, Executive Director, Neighborhood house. Donations including small toys and candy, Easter baskets and materials to assemble the baskets collectively make this event achievable. 

“During a very difficult time, both economically and emotionally, our community will come together to generously provide prefilled Easter baskets for children in need,” said Michele Knoblauch, Volunteer Coordinator and program organizer, Neighborhood House. “The families receiving these baskets are grateful for the support and joy Neighborhood House provides to their children on Easter morning.” This year, Neighborhood House received donations from St. Andrew Catholic Church, students in Oakland University’s Human Resource Team and Leadership Development class, Daisy Troop 76302 from Meadowbrook Elementary – 1st Grade Class, Daisy Troop 77336 from Meadowbrook Elementary – Kindergarten Class, Meadow Brook Christian Church, and Stoney Creek Ridge Subdivision.

This annual program would not have been feasible without compassionate donors in the Rochester Community. For questions please call Michele at 248-651-5836, ext. 15. Easter basket supplies and individually wrapped candy are being accepted at the Neighborhood House main office, 1720 S. Livernois, between March 22 and 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

About Neighborhood House

For over 50 years, Neighborhood House has been serving the greater Rochester and Auburn Hills area. Since moving into their new facility in 2016, they have increased programs designed to expand opportunities for social and economic mobility. Neighborhood House focuses heavily on education and long-term self-sustainability, to serve even more of their neighbors in need. They provide rent and utility financial assistance, operate a Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, offer transportation services, provide counseling, facilitate many educational programs for families in need, and more. Last year, Neighborhood House’s programs helped over 3,000 households on their path from financial crisis to self-sustainability. Follow Neighborhood House on Facebook

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