PIQUA — Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home wants to deliver baskets full of love to kids at Children’s Medical Center in Dayton as well to as the needy children of Piqua. Once again, they will be filling Easter baskets and delivering them to infants, children and teenagers in the area.
Last year the response was overwhelming and Melcher-Sowers is asking the Piqua community to help again in filling their “Easter Baskets of Love.” There are two ways that a person or business can participate in our mission. First, you can make a monetary donation at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, 646 W. High St., Piqua, and staff members will buy the items, fill the Easter baskets and deliver them to the children.
Or you can visit Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home Facebook Page and review the list of recommended items. Suggested items include matchbox cars, nail polish, coloring books, crayons, baby toys, infant rattlers and teethers, (no pacifiers), small hand-held games such as checkers, playing cards, word search books and board books, crossword puzzles and Sudoku etc.) Please do not donate candy due to medical issues.
Pick up the items you wish to donate on your next shopping trip, and drop them off by Friday, March 31, at Melcher-Sowers, where they will fill the Easter baskets for you and deliver them.
Melcher-Sowers also will insert in each basket a “God Knows My Name” pamphlet that recipients can read to lift them up spiritually in their time of need. In addition, they will include a a wooden hand-carved toy car by local woodcarver Jim Foster and the Shelby Woodcarvers Guild, provided through their special project “Toys for God’s Kids.”
Melcher-Sowers is pleased to involve the community, Washington and Springcreek primary schools, Piqua Kiwanis Builders Club, Bethel United Methodist Church, and Snyder Road Church of God to help with this project.
For questions or more information, please call Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home at 773-1647.