'It may be the only Easter basket they ever get': Kids help less fortunate

Students fill Easter baskets for families in need

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A group of third graders thanked their teacher for the chance to pack more than 200 Easter baskets to the brim for less fortunate children Monday, April 10.

Students from St. Paul the Apostle School pooled donations both from their own homes and local businesses. Each student tasked with writing to a business asking for help in their mission to fill hundreds of baskets for foster children and families in need. 

Their teacher, Kathleen Swain, is a veteran to this long held tradition -- this year being her 20th year partnering with Catholic Social Services to get these baskets distributed. 

The baskets included everything from candy to shampoo and toothbrushes. Each student received $5 from the amount donated to the project to shop for goodies to fill the baskets.

Businesses including Meijer, ShopRite and area dentists offices were donors who helped make this possible. 

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