Easter Eggs for Charity
Music Authority, a retail shop and music school in Cumming, Georgia, spent the last week filling plastic eggs with candy.
The activity, part of Music Authority’s Easter Egg Challenge, is the brainchild of parent Rachele Lahr. The stuffed eggs will be delivered to Meals by Grace on Saturday for their Easter food delivery. Rachele estimates each of the children in the program will receive 25 Easter eggs.
Seven of Music Authority’s musical groups took part in the challenge. The six bands and adult choir filled over 4,000 eggs. As part of the challenge, they posted photos of their efforts on social media with a shout out to Meal by Grace.
Meals by Grace is a non-profit ministry with a goal of helping children and families provide food for themselves while they work to better their situation. You can learn more about Meals by Grace at their website, www.mealsbygrace.org.
“One of the best parts of watching my son in a band is seeing him be part of something bigger than himself. It’s watching this group of teens and middle schoolers come together not only to play music but also to give back to the community. Watching them sit around my kitchen table, laughing and stuffing eggs for others in need, brought a smile to my face as a parent,” says Mary Ellen Strandquist, mother of Eclipse drummer, Christian Strandquist.
Giving back to the community is an important part of the learning experience at Music Authority. Bands, musical groups, and private students are encouraged to participate in a variety of charitable activities throughout the year.
For more information on Music Authority, visit their website at www.musicauthorityinc.com, or call 770-886-9066.