Donations needed for Easter Baskets


Cancer is one of those dreaded words that can instantly spoil the mood.

With Easter Sunday fast approaching (April 5), Vince Motto and his daughter Nicole are renewing this annual tradition of giving by making Easter baskets for children with cancer. Now in it’s 10th year, the East Passyunk Crossing-based givers are looking to donate 100 baskets to cancer patients at the two local Ronald McDonald houses, as well as the oncology department at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. 

"I do it for the kids," Vince Motto, a resident of 12th and Moore streets, said. "The joy of receiving the baskets takes the children out of their misery for a short time." 

The Mottos are accepting pre-made baskets filled with such items as jelly beans, Easter eggs and stuffed animals. Contact Vince, 215-900-3881. 

Favors and Flavors, 1827 E. Passyunk Ave., also is involved with project. Baskets ordered at the store will be donated to the children. Call Angel, 215-271-7621, or visit favors-and-flavors.