There's a group of kids who are homeless in Chicago, who are feeling a bit of love today!
Angela Hicks runs a transitional housing charity called “Margaret's Village.” She said that a group of teenagers and retirement home residents worked together the other day to assemble Easter baskets for 50 kids! They made sure to include useful things like writing utensils and even toothbrushes. And, of course, candy!
Angela said “Unfortunately, candy and an Easter basket is a luxury for us because we're trying to make sure that we have enough money to keep the lights on, to keep the heat going, to have food for the shelter.”
She went on to stress what a difference these simple Easter baskets make. She said “People like to think of children as resilient. But children are really sponges. They soak up all the energy, all the pain…we don't want the children to have a horrible image of this period in their lives when they were homeless.”
One of the teens that helped to assemble the Easter baskets said it so well when she said “I just want to see the smile on their faces. It just makes me happy and I know they're happy.”