Hop to it! Bunny Aid needs over 1000 Easter baskets in Central Alabama. Here is how YOU can help.


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United Way Hands On needs 1000 Easter baskets by April 14. (United Way of Central Alabama)

After a one year hiatus, Bunny Aid—a project of United Way Hands On—is returning to Central Alabama!

Established in 2010, Bunny Aid volunteers throughout Central Alabama assemble and donate thousands of Easter Baskets to children, families and seniors in need. 

This year, they need volunteers to “hop to it” and help amass and deliver over 1000 Easter Baskets between April 4-14.

Want to be a part of this special event? Contact United Way Hands On’s Tawanna Willoughby at twilloughby@uwca.org to volunteer.

Bunny Aid Captures the Easter Spirit 

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United Way Hands On needs 1000 Easter baskets by April 14. (United Way of Central Alabama)

Perhaps no other community-wide event captures the meaning of the Easter season than Bunny Aid. Anyone can participate—civic groups, school organizations, church, families and individuals. 

Now, more than ever Bunny Aid needs YOUR help. 

Because of the pandemic, the event was limited in 2020 and canceled in 2021. This year, United Way Hands On is supporting 12 different United Way agencies, including:

  • Alethia House
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Warrior Boys and Girls Club
  • Children’s Village
  • Glenwood
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Safehouse
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Clair/Blount County
  • Hispanic Ministries
  • YWCA 
  • Family Stability (Senior Citizen Baskets)

“Due to the pandemic, we haven’t been able to offer this opportunity to our agencies, but we are trying to ease back into getting these baskets out to the children and seniors to make their Easter day a little brighter,” said Willoughby.

How Bunny Aid Works

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Bunny Aid needs 1000 Easter baskets by April 14. (United Way of Central Alabama)

Here are the details on how to become a Bunny Aid volunteer.

  • Step 1  — Email Tawanna Willoughby at twilloughby@uwca.org and she will set you up
  • Step 2 — Fill and wrap Easter baskets for kids and Seniors with the following items:

Candy, non-perishable items, small stuffed animals, coloring books, crayons/markers, toys for boys and girls of all ages, chips, snack cakes, fingernail polish, brush and comb sets, purse/wallet, notebooks, reading books, sports items, toiletries, water bottles, fun games

  • Step 3 – Fill and wrap Easter baskets for kids and Senior Citizens
  • Step 4 – Easter baskets should be wrapped with cellophane for easy transportation, and each basket should be labeled for age and gender.
  • Step 5 – Deliver to drop-off locations (United Way Hands On will provide)

Need 1000 Easter Baskets 

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Every Easter baskets counts! (United Way of Central Alabama)

Make Easter 2022 special by supporting Bunny Aid. Help United Way Hands On  reach its goal of 1000+ Easter baskets. The group will start collecting baskets on April 4th. The deadline to deliver them is April 14th, the Thursday before Easter Sunday. 

Contact Tawanna Willoughby at twilloughby@uwca.org today!

And while you are creating an Easter basket to give away—take a pic and share it on social media @Bhamnow

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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