In honour of March being Easter Seals month, the annual national Paper Egg campaign is back at Red Apple, on now until April 5.
From 2010 to 2013, the Easter Seals House provided more than 40 bed nights to families from Agassiz and, in 2014, one child from Harrison Hot Springs attended an Easter Seals Camp, according to Mandy Wong, events co-ordinator for Easter Seals BC.
“Your local Red Apple store will be promoting this campaign and we hope for them to receive as much support as possible,” says Wong.
For just $2, customers can write their name on a Paper Egg to be displayed in the store. The campaign will run across all provinces in Canada.
The funds go towards supporting Easter Seals services in British Columbia – both the Easter Seals Camps and Easter Seals House.
“By purchasing a Paper Egg, the donation will not only help Easter Seals kids and families in the province, but it will help create awareness of our programs as well “ explains Wong,
Individuals can also visit www.paperegg.ca to purchase a Paper Egg online. Each egg purchased in British Columbia goes towards supporting Easter Seals services in the province.
About Easter Seals BC/BC Lions Society: The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities operates Easter Seals Camps, the Easter Seals House, and provides Patient Care Grants. Children and families from all over BC utilize Easter Seals programs and services. Funds raised will help send over 800 children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to specialized summer camps. Over 30,000 beds are filled annually at Easter Seals House, which provides low cost accommodations for families that must travel to seek medical treatment for their children. For more information, visit www.lionsbc.ca or call 1-800-818-4483.