Community Kids adds hope to a rather gloomy Easter amid COVID-19

Posted at 10:36 PM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 04:06:00-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Unfortunately, Easter looked a little bit different in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Community Kids, a mentorship organization in Grand Rapids, took action on Sunday, trying to make sure the holiday still had a festive feel. The organization went door-to-door and dropped off food, games, Easter eggs and candy to more than 100 families.

"We are egging kids houses and just delivering Easter egg hunts directly to their parents and kids houses," Donny Irving, a leader with Community Kids, said. "You don't know how to get involved, but we basically decided we're going to get involved by becoming a delivery center, instead of just a mentoring center."

Irving and his team at Community Kids are hoping acts like theirs inspire the general public to think of helping their fellow man before they help themselves.

"It would encourage people to really be a good neighbor, and, you know, our motto ... is 'love your neighbor as yourself,'" he said. "And I think just that there's people around who might not have the opportunity for things like this.

"If you're going to the grocery store, think about a neighbor who might not be able to go to the grocery store or might not have transportation and this kind of that you can love the people around you."

To get involved with Community Kids or donate to their cause, you can visit their website here.