Volunteers have activity buckets for local kids

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2021 at 9:02 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Dan Conrad and Christina Nenni on Friday are shown putting together activity buckets that will be distributed to local kids. Those buckets include toys, bubbles, jump ropes, paddle balls and other activities.

Conrad is coordinating the effort. He did it last year and was able to deliver 50 of the activity kits to children in Orleans County.

On Friday, he and a team of volunteers put together 38 of the buckets, and they will be doing more. Conrad promoted the project on Facebook and received $500 in donations right away.

He wants to do more and welcomes people to send him a direct message through Facebook on details for donating or for receiving a bucket.

Nenni, co-owner of Best of Tymes Party Rental with Michelle Wiseman, offered part of their space at the Arnold Gregory Office Building in Albion to store and assemble the kits.

Conrad said he got the idea for the activity buckets after seeing people promote wine, beer and meat fairies for adults last year during the Covid pandemic. Adults could sign up and receive bottles of wine and beer, or packages of meat.

“I saw all of the things for adults but there was nothing for kids,” Conrad said.

Provided photo: Lt. Steve Fox of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office picked up six of the buckets on Friday that will be distributed by the Sheriff’s Office.