FLINT, Michigan—Pack Your Back, a local nonprofit organization that provides needed school supplies and financial resources to children in the Flint area, has announced that it will be hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt on April 13th at the Central High School football field in Flint. The event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities beginning at 1:00 pm, with the Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 2:00 pm.
Pack Your Back’s Easter Egg Hunt is a free community event that the public is welcomed to attend. To kick off the festivities at 1:00 pm, families can enjoy making crafts, live entertainment, a school supply distribution and more. Beginning at 2:00 pm, the Easter Egg Hunt will feature nearly 5,000 eggs for each age group to collect. Children of all ages are invited to attend, and the hunt will be divided up into three age groups: 1-4 years old, 5-8 years old and 9- 12 years old. As an added level of fun, some eggs will be filled with prizes such as books, toys and other exciting surprises.
Families are encouraged to get the event early, as the first 250 participants will also receive a free Easter basket to hold their eggs.
“We are excited to be able to offer this family-friendly event to Flint area families,” said Galen Miller, CEO. “Pack Your Back is proud to be part of the Flint community and to be able to provide a variety of resources, events and activities that are designed to help our youngest residents succeed.”
Pack Your Back was started in 2016 by a group of Central Michigan University students who wanted to be proactive in playing a part to improve their surrounding communities. Through projects such as delivering water to help Flint residents navigate the water crisis to collecting and distributing school supplies, the group is committed to helping improve the lives of children and families in the area. The group obtained 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in May 2016.
To learn more about Pack Your Back and their mission, visit https://www.packyourback.org/.
On July 7, 2018, Pack Your Back teamed up with Mari Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint, to host a Family Fun Day titled, "Flint Summer Bash". The event was hosted at the University of Michigan - Flint near the William S. White Building and saw over 1,025 people in attendance.