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Here are two ways to give back to the community during Easter and Passover.

Donate plastic eggs

Your kids came home from the neighborhood Easter egg hunt with lots of chocolate—and lots of plastic Easter eggs. Don’t know what to do with them? Call your local animal shelter and see if they accept plastic Easter egg donations, like the Michigan Humane Society (MHS).

“By filling the plastic eggs with treats and kibble for the cats and kittens in our care, we give them a little workout that engages them mentally and physically; as they work [to] open the eggs to get to the goodies inside, this activity helps to reduce stress which, in turn, helps keep them happy and healthy,” writes MHS on its website.

Visit to find a shelter near you.

Help fight hunger

The National Hunger Seder—hosted by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger—will take place on March 29 this year in Washington, D.C.

But it’s not the only one: “In over 40 communities, Hunger Seders will educate and empower members of the Jewish community, inter-faith partners, anti-hunger leaders, and elected officials to take action to protect and strengthen anti-hunger and nutrition programs,” the organizations write on their website. Plus, the events represent an opportunity to support various measures in the 2012 Farm Bill. (You can find more info on the bill here.)

Interested in getting involved? Visit the “Take Action” and “Resources” pages on their website, where you can find out how to contact your representatives and more.



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