At its new facility, located on 1125 W. 400 N. in Nibley, the Little Lambs of Utah Foundation for Kids is putting together Easter baskets for children in local shelters. The foundation will be creating 60 baskets for children at the Lantern House Homeless Shelter and the Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency, doubling the amount it was able to produce last year.
“Having our own center has made our service work much easier,” said Stefanee Chalfant, a founder and vice president of the foundation. “It allows us to congregate more frequently and gives us a place to store donated items.”
The baskets will be filled with assorted Easter candy and toys that have been donated from community members. The foundation will deliver the baskets to the shelters Sunday morning where staff will distribute them among the children.
“We want to make sure the children know the Easter Bunny can find them even though they aren’t at their homes,” said Chalfant.
Ted Chalfant, founder and president of Little Lambs of Utah Foundation for Kids, said it is important for the community to come together to help those less fortunate, especially during the holidays.
“It gives them a little hope that someone cares about and them brightens their day,” Ted Chalfant said. “When they go to school and all the other kids are talking about the Easter bunny they don’t feel left out.”