Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team Hosts 11th-annual Operation Easter Basket

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Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) is hosting their 11th-annual Operation Easter Basket. The goal is to collect and distribute 2,000 baskets this year to economically-disadvantaged boys and girls — ages birth to 16. The Operation takes place at Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo @ Granada Ave., 90803, on Thurs., April 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fri., April 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the agencies receiving baskets include the Boys & Girls Clubs, Bethune Transitional Center, Carmelitos Public Housing Community, Gems Uncovered, Interval House, and some local churches.

The public is invited to donate hours helping to put together baskets on-site, bring completed baskets to the church, or bring some of the supplies listed below for volunteers to create baskets.  Donors can also make an online contribution of $20 per basket (see the left-hand column of justinrudd.com/easter) and volunteers will put together baskets for you.

Baskets should average about $20-$25 and contain small toys, school supplies (i.e. note pad, pens, pencils), art supplies (i.e. crayons, markers), hygiene products (i.e. toothbrushes, shampoo), essential clothing items (i.e. socks, underwear), and some Easter candy.

Age categories are: (0-2), (2-4), (5-7), (8-10), (11-13) or (14-16). Attach a note to the handle of your Easter basket that says “BOY” or “GIRL” and the age category (i.e. BOY, age 5-7).

MORE: www.justinrudd.com/easter.

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