This week, Junior Chamber Galway launched their 2001 Easter Egg Project. Part of the project involves a visit to St. Joseph’s Special School in Snipe Avenue, Newcastle, where over 100 children and young adults host a party for the Easter Bunny and each receive a complimentary Easter Egg.
Another part of the project involves collecting eggs at masses on Easter Sunday which have been offered by children who get more than one egg for Easter. These are then distributed to less privileged children in the Galway area on the day.
This year Claregalway National School Parents Association is assisting Junior Chamber with this effort by organising the collection of eggs at the Easter Masses in Claregalway Church. Children who are lucky enough to receive more than one egg for Easter are asked to bring along their extra eggs to the Easter masses as a very special Easter gift for children less fortunate than themselves.
These eggs will be collected by members of the Parents Association and brought to Mervue Church where the Easter Bunny, assisted by members of Junior Chamber will be waiting to distribute the eggs donated to Galway children who may not receive any egg otherwise.
The theme of the project is Sharing is Caring so parents should not feel pressurised into buying extra eggs for this collection, but they are asked to encourage their children to think about donating that extra egg to a less fortunate child on the day.