I was convinced the Easter Bunny had visited our Dallas Headquarters early this year when I walked into the lobby on Tuesday and saw rows and rows of pink, purple, green and yellow Easter baskets.Of course I inquired (thinking wow, this would be a great story for the blog!). I was pleased to learn of a very special tradition that was started in our Finance Department.
In 1995, an Employee was volunteering at the Dallas Ronald McDonald House and was saddened when she found out many kids wouldn’t be visited by the Easter Bunny since they were away from home receiving treatment.She made it her personal mission to spread the word and encourage her Coworkers to donate Easter baskets for the kiddos.That year Employees collected 100 Easter baskets.This year, nearly 600 kids will wake up on Sunday with an Easter basket that was donated by the Employees at Southwest Airlines.
The program has grown exponentially each year; in 1997, we expanded the program to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.Here are some pictures from the Easter basket donation day.Thanks to all the Employees who donated their time or the goodies!
Time to go enjoy some yellow Peeps and Robin’s Eggs…