- Home >
Trine donates bus full of Easter baskets
Students assemble bounty for needy children
In a year of economic stress for Indiana families, the Trine University community teamed up to provide 325 Easter baskets, enough to fill a Trine bus, for distribution to needy children through Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN), which serves 14 northeastern Indiana counties.
For the 11th year, Trine students gathered to fill the baskets with candy, small gifts and stuffed animals donated by the university and its community friends. Over 50 volunteers spread baskets, candy, gifts, and wrapping over Whitney Commons tables for assembly on April 1.
The bus full of goodies will be driven to the SCAN office in Fort Wayne to be given away on April 7. Due to the many families experiencing economic need at this time, SCAN asked for over 2,000 baskets from the Northern Indiana Alumni Directors Consortium, through which Trine’s Office of Alumni & Development coordinated the effort to provide their share of the bounty of baskets for children.