Easter fun at Hope

Apr 10, 2015 | Hope in the News

Hope students participated in a range of egg-citing activities in celebration of the Easter holiday.

First up for a group of young learners was an Easter egg hunt, which was held at The Hope School Learning Center in Springfield on Friday, March 27. Equipped with festive baskets, the students searched through the school hallways for colorful plastic eggs filled with candy and other treats.

“This activity allows our students to have fun and increase their motor skills in a social environment,” said teacher Libby Rambach.

After finding several eggs, the students returned to their classroom where they had the opportunity to dye eggs in an assortment of pastel colors.

Two days later, all students received Easter baskets thanks to A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education). For more than a quarter century, the motorcyclists’ rights group has visited the Hope campus to brighten the lives of Hope students with the special baskets. After the generous donation, a few baskets were left over. That’s when Hope staff members decided to give back to others. Hope donated 14 Easter baskets to children served by Sojourn Shelter and Services, and 23 baskets were given to youth through the local Contact Ministries.

A special thank you to all whose kindness made Easter a very special holiday for Hope students!

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