(Cleveland) - A Cleveland Police dispatcher and a few of her friends have brightened the Easter weekend for many deserving youngsters at domestic violence shelters.
Jennifer O’Malley could better be described as the Division’s own Easter Bunny. She recently had the idea to collect money and supplies to provide the children of the residents at the Edna House with Easter baskets for the upcoming holiday.
O'Malley tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, she began with a post on her own Facebook page, aiming to provide baskets for just a few dozen children, but got a tremendous response from her fellow police dispatchers.
She then decided to expand her idea to include children of area shelters!
O'Malley contacted the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association which gave her a $500.00 donation. Then outside agencies, including the Edna House Alumni and the Cleveland Clinic’s Intercontinental Hotel made generous donations to the cause.
(Photos by WTAM's Ken Robinson)
The money and supplies collected were enough to make about 130 Easter baskets!
O'Malley and friends put the Easter baskets together Saturday morning at St. Coleman's Church at West 65th and Madison, and with the help of a volunteer Easter Bunny, began making visits to children of the residents of the Edna House and three area domestic violence shelters.
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