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Reaching Out to Help


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Zion Lutheran 3rd Graders with their "Resurrection Eggs"

The 3rd Grade class at Zion Lutheran School in Lake Stevens made Easter baskets for the children at the Battered Women's Shelter in Everett (Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County).  Parents donated candy, stuffed animals, coloring books, crayons, markers, bubbles, toys, goodies and more for the Easter baskets. The baskets also had items that tell about the real meaning of Easter.  The children made Resurrection Eggs that had objects to represent the death of Jesus and how He rose again to forgive our sins so we can go to heaven if we believe in Him.  

They made these so the children at the Battered Women's Shelter could have a good Easter and know about Christ. Lily Onken shared "We love to make children smile."  Luke McClellan wrote "We made (the baskets) because the people there don't have much and we wanted to help them," and "When we made them, we made them with lots of love," wrote James Fauvelle.  It felt really good to help the children in need.  

(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 or visit their website at This story was written by: 3rd Graders Ashley Christman, Laura Eberle, Paisley Gerdon & Lindsey McClellan


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