SALT LAKE CITY—The hunt is on at Neighborhood House! The trophies are not wild game, but brightly colored eggs stuffed with sugary confections. On Thursday, March 28th from 4:30 to 6:30pm, Neighborhood House’s halls will be filled with games celebrating spring. Starting at 5:30pm, kids will be let loose on the playground to fill their bags with the spoils of the Easter season.
The Easter Egg Hunt is an annual tradition in which Neighborhood House and its community partners come together to unite clients and the community alike. Each year, Primary Children’s Medical Center donates candy, and Sam’s Club provides and stuffs hundreds of Easter eggs. This year, we are pleased that the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club and the Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Utah will be sending volunteers to staff activities and engage in the important work of hiding eggs.
The Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club has been a partner of Neighborhood House since the 1920s. They have helped to make holidays extra special through in-kind donations and many, many hours of volunteer labor. The Kiwanis have ensured Neighborhood House’s annual Easter Egg Hunt happens for the last three years and have decked its halls at Christmas for over ninety years.
We are also grateful for our new budding partnerships. Members of the local Sigma Nu Fraternity are becoming familiar faces at Neighborhood House family events. “The guys just really enjoy hanging out with the kids and being part of the work Neighborhood House does,” said Stefan Liao, the organization’s Service and Philanthropy Chair.
“These activities provide such an incredible opportunity for the community to all work together to put on a fun activity for families,” said Veronica Scheidler, who works in Partnership and Volunteer Development at Neighborhood House. “It is really incredible to see parents and community come together to create something that enriches our neighborhood.”
Neighborhood House is a 501(c)3 charity that provides quality, affordable day care for children and adults, based on ability to pay. For 119 years, the services of Neighborhood House have helped families address the care, education and social needs of love ones. Nearly 500 individuals are directly served on an annual basis, by way of a sliding fee scale.