April 6, 2012
Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of Public Relations
or 800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797
make Easter brighter at KidsPeace with donation of 2,000 Easter eggs
Children and teenagers at
KidsPeace’s Orefield, Pa., campus will have some sweet Easter surprises this
year thanks to the generosity of the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles donated 2,000 plastic
Easter eggs filled with candy that will be tucked into baskets Sunday and
hidden around campus for children in the residential program and the hospital.
KidsPeace has a relationship with
the Orioles thanks to the generosity of manager Buck Showalter, and his wife
Angela, who are avid supporters of the organization’s mission “to give hope,
help and healing to children, families and communities.”
Other companies that contributed
Easter candy to KidsPeace this year include Just Born in Bethlehem and a food
bank in the Harrisburg area.
Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral
and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults,
offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited
educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs
to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities.
KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota,
Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of