Do we Lichtenbergians wish to help with this? No pressure — just asking. If we decide to do it, we should prepare special Lichtenbergian Society baskets. Whatever that means. Eggs with aphorisms? What would be appropriate? Whatever we do, if we do anything, let’s make sure people know who it’s from. Because that’s how we roll.
ACE needs 88 Easter dinners for local terminally ill children
Published 3/15/08 in The Times-Herald
By CAITLYN VAN ORDEN
It doesn’t look like the Easter Bunny will be coming to some homes in Coweta this year.
The Newnan-based Alliance for Children’s Enrichment needs 200 Easter baskets and 88 Easter dinners by Tuesday. But, as of Thursday, ACE had only 16 baskets and no dinners whatsoever. The baskets will be given to children ages 2 to 10 who are terminally ill, and the dinners will be given to low-income families, especially those with members facing the end of life.
Easter baskets can be store-bought or handmade. Suggested items for baskets include: individually wrapped candy, gum, fruit and nuts; small toys such as jacks, pickup sticks, small stuffed animals, small metal cars, marbles and bubbles; toothbrushes and toothpaste; hair bands or barrettes; small bottles of shampoo; conditioner; lotion; and packs of underwear or socks. ACE recommends smaller amounts of candy than are usually found in Easter baskets.
Easter dinners may be uncooked or precooked. Gift cards ranging from $25 to $50 are also acceptable.
If purchasing food, ACE recommends the following grocery list: ham, chicken or turkey; a 10-pound bag of potatoes; four cans of green beans, peas or other vegetables; 5-pound bag of self-rising flour; 5-pound bag of sugar; box of tea bags; roll of aluminum foil; one gallon of regular milk; one quart of buttermilk; one container of solid vegetable shortening; 1-pound butter; one container of whipped cream; one or two bags of frozen strawberries; one box of angel food cake mix; two dozen eggs; one container of mayonnaise; one container of mustard; bag of onions or bunch of green onions; one jar of sweet pickles chips; a head of lettuce; and a loaf of sandwich bread. This will provide the family with Easter dinner, ingredients for other meals, and ingredients for sandwiches from any leftovers.
Baskets can be dropped off at the ACE office, 8 Carmichael St., Newnan. Those wishing to sponsor a family may call the ACE office at 770-254-3339. ACE will be closed for Good Friday on March 21 and would like to have all donations in by March 18.