Easter basket drive runs through March 23

A local Easter tradition continues for the ninth consecutive year as SPLURGE partners with Kids in Crisis and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County to collect Easter baskets for children in need. SPLURGE Unique Gifts, Home Décor and Jewelry, at 39 Lewis Street, provides a convenient downtown location for members of the community to donate filled Easter baskets through Wednesday, March 23.

SPLURGE owner, Sonia Sotire Malloy shared, “Over the past eight years, thanks to our generous clients and the local Girl Scouts, we have donated over 700 filled Easter Baskets to Kids in Crisis and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. This year we have an aggressive goal of 100 filled baskets, which we believe is achievable with the support of our amazing community. These donated Easter baskets make a visit from the Easter Bunny a truly special occasion for many children in need.”

Shari Shapiro, Executive Director at Kids in Crisis, says, “Kids in Crisis is incredibly grateful for the Easter basket collection conducted by Sonia and SPLURGE. It is so important for our children to feel a sense of normalcy — something that is often difficult during the holidays. Through Sonia’s efforts, our children can experience fun and special occasions. We thank Sonia and SPLURGE for making a difference in the lives of our young people.”

Kate Lombardo, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County added, “The Easter baskets bring joy and excitement to the lives of the children living in this area’s shelters. They subsist without many of the things we take for granted. The Easter baskets are a bright ray of sunshine into these children’s lives.”

Cellophane wrapped Easter baskets can be filled with items for children aged 2 to 17 and can include toys, journals, games, personal care items, gift cards, packaged healthy snacks and traditional Easter candy. To thank individuals for their generosity, anyone who donates an Easter basket will receive 10% off of their entire purchase on the day of their donation. Please contact Sonia Sotire Malloy if your school or organization is interested in contributing to the SPLURGE Easter basket drive.

To add to the Easter fun, the Easter Bunny will make a special appearance at SPLURGE on Saturday, March 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Professional photographer Katie Settel will take photos of children, families and pets with the Easter Bunny. Everyone will receive a free 4 x 6 portrait and all shoppers will enjoy 20% off photo frames purchased during the event. 

About SPLURGE: SPLURGE is located at 39 Lewis Street in Greenwich, CT. From lovely hostess gifts to exquisite wedding gifts, a selection of hand crafted jewelry and many items to accessorize the home, SPLURGE offers something for everyone. SPLURGE also offers corporate gift programs and trade discounts. SPLURGE is the winner of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce “Small Business of the Year,” “Best Hostess Gifts” and “Best Home Accessories Boutique” from the Greenwich Magazine’s Best of the Gold Coast and “Best Teachers Gifts” from Serendipity Magazine. SPLURGE is open Monday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. Phone: 203-869-7600. Website: www.splurgegifts.com, Email: [email protected].

About Kids in Crisis: Launched in 1978, Kids in Crisis is the only organization of its kind providing free, round-the-clock crisis counseling and temporary shelter for infants, children and teens. An extensive professional staff offers support and solutions to families and children struggling with issues including abuse, neglect, family conflict, mental health issues, divorce, substance abuse and more.

About The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County: The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, Inc. is lower Fairfield County’s primary hunger-relief organization. They are the only food bank that services this area. The Food Bank provides food to about 100 non-profit agencies and programs that serve low income people in their six town service area through bags of groceries and congregate meals. This includes soup kitchens, food pantries, child care programs, homeless shelters, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and rehabilitation programs.

About Katie Settel Photography: Greenwich native Katie Settel photographs babies, brides, rock stars and everyone in between. Trademark Settel photographs are intimate in nature and capture a child’s dimples, a guitarist’s fingers, a bride’s excitement. Though Settel brings her heart and soul to every shoot, her eye demands a beautifully composed shot. Website: www.katiesettel.com, Phone: 917-922-8090.

Elizabeth and Colin Walsh delivering Easter Baskets to SPLURGE.

Elizabeth and Colin Walsh delivering Easter Baskets to SPLURGE.


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