PARKLAND, FL- Dozens of volunteer bunnies flocked to the streets of Parkland and North Coral Springs on Easter Eve in support of the 4th Annual "Egg My Lawn" fundraiser by the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation.
"This year was our biggest event yet thanks to our wonderful community and all our volunteers. We couldn’t do this without the many people that donated their time and treasure to support the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation and help continue our mission to keep Gina’s light shining by helping others," shared Jen Montalto.
Supporters donated a minimum of $25 to have "Easter Bunnies" hide plastic eggs on their lawn after dark on Saturday night. The "Easter Bunnies" also created bunny footprints on doorsteps and driveways as well.
"Our volunteer 'bunnies' visited nearly 350 homes rolling out fun and the thrill of the hunt on Easter morning. A special thank you to Rich and Catherine Walker, Tracy McQueen, Nicole Smeltzer and Pam Miller and all of our Bunny Zone Leaders", said Montalto.
This year the event extended their giving to those in need around the Broward County area. The Foundation received enough donations to generously spread the Easter Egg Hunt spirit to SOS Childeren's Village, Reyna Group Home, Dry Land Outreach via Coastal Community Church, Pompano Broward Sheriff's Office, The Boys & Girls Club of Miami and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital of Broward Health.
"This year we created an initiative for families to donate eggs on behalf of the foundation to SOS Children’s Village. We were able to successfully deliver eggs to all 10 houses and 43 children living there at this time. In addition, with the generosity of our incredible community, we received inventory that enabled us to donate Gina’s eggs towards a number of other local organizations," shared lead bunny volunteer Catherine Walker.
Proceeds from the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation "Egg My Lawn" event will support education and other charitable causes that were near to Gina's heart.
"The pictures that were shared of children finding their eggs were precious. Our Gina always loved the way holidays brought our family close, and she would be happy that her Foundation helps spread joy and brings people together," shared Montalto.
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