UPDATE: As of Saturday afternoon 4/7, the total count exceeded one thousand baskets collected and donated!

Thank you, El Paso! The overwhelming response from businesses, classrooms, and individuals made Mike and Tricia’s 2012 Easter Basket Drive the most successful in its 15-year history! A record number of store-bought pre-assembled Easter baskets, and cash donations helped us exceed our goal of 500 baskets by the hundreds!

Because of your generosity, children housed or helped out by various agencies and organizations including The Rescue Mission of El Paso, The Center against Family Violence, Aliviane, The Salvation Army, The Transitional Living Center, among many others will know the joy of waking up to a candy and toy-filled Easter basket on Easter Sunday. Thanks to your good-will, children in our area who may be abused, neglected, live in a shelter or just have family financial problems would otherwise have gone without one.

Again, thank you for your help, support and generosity. It's because of YOU we are able to do the things we do for OUR community.