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Farm Working Animals Get Extra Easter Cheer Thanks to Catholic Charities

DOVER, Fla. — over 500 children have just a little something extra to become enthused about thanks to a special team-up between Catholic Charities and the Easter Bunny. What You Want To Know
College pupil Avery Thayer came with the concept to help make Easter extra unique for farm working families

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, and going on for 40 times, parishioners from churches in the Diocese of St. Petersburg are devoting

In most, folks donated enough for more than 500 children to take part in the event

However, this one was a little different and the smiles extra large.
The attention of this Easter drive was to spread joy to farm families.
For Mercedes Baltazar and her children, it means that a good deal.
“It’s a really content moment to come back and find these baskets for your children because they’re very happy to find something after that’s been going through with all the stunt, so they’re quite happy to find these small presents,” she explained.
The families live at the San Jose and San Juan Diego Missions.
For individuals working in the fields, the pandemic has been difficult.
“These families were affected tremendously, especially for the line of work they do,” said support planner Socorro Prisco. “They can’t go home and work at home, they can’t go to work because they work together.”
The idea to provide a basket to the 500 children came from neighborhood school student Avery Thayer.
“I’ve got a passion to serve,” she explained. “I have always loved helping the community. At my school we are taught justice, faith, and service.”
The drive started on Ash Wednesday and also for 40 days, parishioners from churches in the Diocese of St. Petersburg are donating.
“This is an amazing idea it’s like bringing joy to them you understand? Giving them hope there are people that care about the work they perform,” Prisco said.