PIQUA — Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home wants to make Easter a special time for kids in the hospital at Children’s Medical Center in Dayton and needy children in the community of Piqua by filling Easter baskets and delivering them to infants, children and teenagers in area.
Last year the response was overwhelming and Melcher-Sowers is asking the community to assist again in filling “Easter Baskets of Love” for these children. There are two ways that a person or business can participate. First, you can make a monetary donation at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, 646 W. High St., Piqua, and they 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 Pick up the items you wish to donate on your next shopping trip, and drop them off at 646 W. High Street, Piqua, by Monday March 14, 2016. We will fill the Easter baskets for you and deliver them.
Recommended 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.
Melcher-Sowers also is inserting in each basket a “God Knows My Name” pamphlet that they can read which will lift them up spiritually in their time of need. The baskets also will include a wooden, hand-carved toy car, created by local woodcarver Jim Foster and the Shelby Woodcarvers Guild through their special project “Toys for God’s Kids.”
The project also involves the Key Club through Piqua Kiwanis Club and the Washington and Springcreek elementary schools and Piqua Central Intermediate art class .
For questions or further information, call Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home at (937) 773-1647.