Even with all the upheaval due to the COVID19 Pandemic, Sheriff Richard Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Section continued with their traditional Easter basket giveaways and distribution, albeit with safety nods to social distancing.
To spread Easter Cheer, in partnership with the Easter Bunny Foundation, and Walmart, over 1700 baskets were put together for distribution.
Each basket included Easter eggs, bubbles, pencils, stickers, and activities donated by Walmart, the stuffed bunny animals in each basket were donated by the Easter Bunny Foundation.
Once completed, the baskets were distributed by Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers during breakfast and lunch drive-thru pick up at Carroll T. Welch Elementary, Desert Hills Elementary, Montana Vista Elementary, Surratt Elementary and Red Sands Elementary
Sheriff’s Office employees also had the opportunity to take home Easter Baskets, eggs, dye kits, and other Easter goodies so they could celebrate Easter with their loved ones safely.
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