Santa Fe Christian’s fifth annual Easter project donates 500 baskets

Students at Santa Fe Christian schools joined with Bridge of Hope to donate baskets full of daily essentials to needy City Heights students. Courtesy photo

Santa Fe Christian Schools’ lower and middle school students dedicated their spring break to assemble more than 500 Easter baskets for underserved children in City Heights. For the fifth consecutive year, students partnered with the San Diego chapter of the nonprofit Bridge of Hope to build baskets.

Santa Fe Christian students filled the Easter baskets with everyday essentials, including toothpaste and a toothbrush, shampoo, soap, lotion, deodorant, socks, hair ties and headbands. Handwritten Bible verses and notes of encouragement by SFC students were also included.

SFC parent-volunteer Melissa Drake has guided the effort with the nonprofit. Bridge of Hope is a national organization dedicated to helping distressed families and individuals by providing furniture, clothing and food.

What began as a service project for SFC’s third- and fourth-graders has grown to include the entire lower and middle school. The Easter service project is one of the many projects students participate in every year.

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