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Students share Easter joy


April 9, 2013

Children are eager to help other children. This was what Mrs. Novak witnessed firsthand when her 3rd and 4th grade students at Zion Lutheran School in Lake Stevens learned of an opportunity to reach out to children who are not necessarily in circumstances that allow them simple pleasures of a secure and happy childhood.

During the Christmas season, there is a great deal of focus on giving to others in need. But the need remains all year long.

Students and their families in Mrs. Novak’s class donated candy, bubbles, crayons, stuffed animals and various other new toys to provide a dozen Easter baskets for the children at the Battered Women’s Shelter (Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County) located in Everett.

Students assembled “Resurrection Eggs” which contained the printed Easter story along with 12 small items to represent the Easter message to include in the baskets.

When the baskets were delivered to the office of DVS to be distributed to the children, students and their teacher were told “these baskets will bring much joy to these children who don’t have a home.”

If you would like to help this organization, you may contact Debra Bordsen, Development Director for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County at 425-259-2827 ext. 11 or visit their website at


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