|Easter Bunny Hops Over to Save the Children's DC Afterschool Program|
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2014) — With spring in the air, the Easter Bunny paid a visit to Neval Thomas Elementary school to encourage children in Save the Children’s health and literacy-focused afterschool program to keep their minds and bodies active.
The Bunny is now collecting money for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs at area malls hosting The Noerr Programs Bunny Photo Experience this Easter season. To kick things off, he recently led Neval Thomas students in healthy exercise, helping them ward off obesity and delivering festive Bunny Ears provided by Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.
“Save the Children’s afterschool programs are all about helping children succeed in school and life. Literacy programs, regular physical activity and nutrition education all help kids excel in class and lead healthier lives,” said Kathy Spangler, Vice President of Save the Children’s U.S. programs. “We’re grateful to The Noerr Programs and the Easter Bunny for helping us give children a brighter future.”
The school visit jumpstarted The Noerr Programs Bunny Photo Experience at The Fashion Centre in Pentagon City, in Arlington, VA this Saturday, along with nearly 230 other locations throughout the country. While capturing keepsake photo memories, guests can make a donation in support of Save the Children’s U.S. Programs, which focuses on education in high-poverty communities and child-focused disaster relief for children right here in America.
“We feel privileged to share the caring nature and kindness of The Bunny with the wonderful students of Neval Thomas Elementary school,” said Judy Noerr, CEO of The Noerr Programs. “This season, we encourage The Bunny’s guests at regional shopping centers across the country to share his generous spirit by supporting Save the Children, and their critical healthy education programs in Washington, D.C. and across the United States.”
Since 2010, The Noerr Programs and their friends The Bunny and Santa have helped raise more than $655,000 for Save the Children’s U.S. programs, with last year’s Easter collecting nearly $50,000.
Visit www.NoerrPrograms.com/locations to see hours for all Bunny venues collecting funds for U.S. children in need this Easter season.
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