All over the Midlands Friday and Saturday, homes were “egged.” This was not the work of pranksters, though.
Happy Wheels, a nonprofit which delivers toys free of charge to hospitalized children all over South Carolina, did the egging, and all for a good cause.
The “Egg Your Yard” campaign, which will continue through March 27, allows families in Lexington, Irmo and Columbia (as well as Daniel Island in the Charleston area) to sign up and have plastic eggs filled with candy and toys hidden in their yards for their kids to hunt. Happy Wheels volunteers do the hiding.
The cost is $1 per egg, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Happy Wheels and its mission to bring smiles to the faces of hospitalized children.
“It has taken so many hands to make this happen and we are grateful for all of it,” said Happy Wheels Executive Director Tracey Rankin. “The pure joy on these kids’ faces says it all.”
Rankin said people have donated to have other families’ yards “egged” as an act of kindness. Donations are also accepted to egg the yards of families whose children have recently been hospitalized.
Those interested should email email@example.com with the following information:
- Address to be “egged.”
- Number of eggs (at $1 per egg).
- Date/time preference (remaining dates are 3/19, 3/20, 3/26 and 3/27).
- Ages of children who will be hunting after the eggs are hidden.
- Cellphone number to notify once the eggs are hidden.
- Any candy allergies
Happy Wheels will reply with a link to pay/donate. Donations for the cause in general are always accepted via the organization’s Facebook page or at HappyWheelsInc.org.