Monday, March 25, 2019

Buena Bunnies Are Back! Donations and Volunteers Needed

Hop on over to Buena Park on April 6th to be a Buena Bunny and help make it possible for neighborhood kids enjoy spring and Easter festivities.

A longstanding annual event sponsored by Buena Park Neighbors, Buena Bunnies is a charitable event that provides a way for neighborhood kids to participate in egg hunts and ensures that needy children receive Easter baskets.

All are welcome, including families, to help fill plastic Easter eggs and make Easter baskets for neighborhood children.
  • The biggest need is for hundreds of plastic Easter eggs to be filled with small candies for the St. Mary of the Lake Easter Egg hunts, which are for all young neighborhood children and held on Easter Sunday (April 21) at 10:30am and 2pm on the church lawn, at Sheridan and Buena Avenue. 
  • Also, approximately a dozen Easter baskets need to be filled with candy and small toys for children of needy families who receive assistance from the St. Vincent De Paul Society food pantry, a Greater Chicago Food Depository.
  • Donations of pre-filled plastic Easter eggs, or empty plastic Easter eggs and small candies to fill them, are needed and can be brought to St. Mary of the Lake church before or after Masses each day, or to the community center on April 6 at 10am. 
  • Completed Easter baskets and supplies to fill empty baskets are also helpful, but please NO Easter “grass” for the baskets as we make our own environmentally friendly Easter “grass.”
Buena Bunnies will meet on Saturday, April 6th, at 10am at the St. Mary of the Lake Community Center in the Hagerty Building, which is located at 4220 N Sheridan, just north of the church. Parking is available in the lot on the north side of the center.

Buena Park Is Good Living by the Lake. It is a small town, a resort town, nestled in a big town. It is a welcoming lakeside community that bustles with diverse residents who are active and dedicated to improving the quality of life for one another.

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