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Department of Criminal Justice plans Easter basket delivery to children living in shelters

March 19, 2010

Members of the Loyola University New Orleans Department of Criminal Justice are hoping to deliver the spirit of Easter to children living in domestic violence and homeless shelters in the city next month. “Operation Easter Basket” is being organized by undergraduate criminal justice major Kylie Faure and assistant criminal justice professor Rae Taylor, Ph.D., to collect money and supplies to provide Easter baskets for children who are displaced during Easter.

Faure and Taylor will collect items like small toys, candy, plastic eggs, and money from the Loyola community from 9 a.m. -3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays in Stallings Hall, Room 105.

Taylor, who specializes in domestic violence and other violent crimes, said “the baskets provide an opportunity to bring some much deserved joy to children who live in shelters and under circumstances where there is not a lot of joy. The Easter Bunny should visit every child, regardless of where she or he lives.”

For more information on “Operation Easter Basket,” contact Taylor at 504-865-2041 or rtaylor@loyno.edu.

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