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Wellington North Angels helping out the Easter Bunny this year

Over 75 brightly coloured Easter baskets are ready to be delivered to local children by a new community group
Britany Fritz, left, and her daughters Abigail Geiger and Zoey Andrews.

Over 75 brightly coloured Easter baskets are ready to be delivered to local children in need.

This Easter season, Britany Fritz from Mount Forest knew that she wanted to do something to help. Last month, she created Wellington North Angels, a community aid network to help provide relief, resources and supports.

Fritz hopes to help make a difference by supporting families in need during the spring holiday.

“I decided that our area really needed something like this. So, I opened up this group and then started posting on other social media groups to get the word out,” Fritz said.

“And now we have over 76 kids who will be receiving baskets this year.”

Easter baskets are sponsored and then delivered to children in Mount Forest and surrounding areas including Harriston, Clifford, Palmerston, and Drayton.

People are invited to sponsor a child in need with a donation of an Easter basket.

“This is the very first thing I wanted to do, to help get Easter baskets out to the kids who need them. So far, it’s been really great working with everyone to make this happen,” Fritz said.

Those that sponsor a child, can fill an Easter basket, and Fritz will make sure to deliver them.  

“Some people have just sponsored financially to make baskets, and others have sponsored a certain number of kids and then made their baskets. They drop them off to me, and then I make sure that they are delivered for privacy issues,” Fritz said.

“I still have about six kids in need of sponsors right now, but every day there’s a few more that come in. Everyday there’s more who are in need.”

Applications are open until March 25 for those who are in need of a basket.

Children must be 18 years or younger.

“This is to help families who need it. There’s so much of a need for things these days. If you are finding yourself in need of help, please reach out,” Fritz said.

But Fritz has more plans for Wellington North Angels in the future.

“After this, I don’t want to stop here with the Easter baskets.”

Fritz has also started a prom dress initiative and is looking for donations of gently used formal dresses to help teens in need celebrate their graduations in style.  

“And at Christmas, I want to do stockings for the elderly. I have a lot of ideas coming,” Fritz said.

“There are bigger things in the works. It really is exciting for me.”

Fritz has a couple teenagers, including her daughter Abigail, helping out in her efforts so far, and she looks forward to others wanting to join in to lend a hand.

“Eventually, I would like to get more teens involved so they can get their community service hours in by helping out,” Fritz said.

“It’s about helping the community when people need it, and also working with those that are able to give a helping hand.”

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