Orland Township residents can make Easter special for impoverished families and children.
The Township’s annual Easter Basket Program encourages residents to donate pre-made Easter baskets for families in need in Orland Township. Each basket must be labeled “boy” or “girl” along with the age it is intended for.
Students can contribute an Easter basket, in return for service hours. For every basket a student makes, one hour of community service will be granted. Students may donate up to five baskets total.
Baskets being considered for community service must include the following: Eastergrass, a stuffed animal, one book (coloring, reading, activity, etc.), one box of crayons or magic markers, one small new toy and five or more pieces of wrapped candy. Baskets may be dropped off at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. The last day to donate baskets is Saturday, April 12 and baskets will be distributed starting the week of April 14.
“Much like the Township’s annual Holiday Program, the Easter Basket Program strives to help local families in need,” said Supervisor Paul O’Grady. “Our Easter Basket Program is made possible by the generous members in our community, especially our local girl scout and boy scout troops, and we thank you for your support.”
For guidelines and more information on Orland Township’s Easter Basket Program, call Marianne Hill at 708-403-4222. To learn more about Orland Township events and programs follow Supervisor O’Grady and the Township on Facebook, www.facebook.com/supervisorogrady, and on Twitter, @OrlandTownship.