The Easter Bunny makes an early appearance to help grant a special child’s wish. On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Alphabet Academy presents their annual Bunny Hop at the East Passyunk Singing Fountain (Tasker Street and East Passyunk Avenue) to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Parents and children from Alphabet Academy will join with Passyunk business owners, neighbors and civic groups to raise $8,000 to help grant Gabe’s wish to go to Disneyland. The event is open to the public. Donations can be made at any Alphabet Academy location (1506, 1510, 1631 and 1720 East Passyunk Avenue), or at https://friends.wish.org/051-000/page/Alphabet-Academy/Bunny-Hop.htm. For more information, call (215) 551-6410.
Alphabet Academy will again partner with Make-a-Wish Foundation to fund a wish for a child with a life-threatening illness. While a wish will not a cure, it can give them a chance to forget, just for a little while, the sadness of being sick. Make-a-Wish Foundation reports that a wish come true almost always has a positive effect on a child by bringing hope back into his or her life and a reason to continue a grown-up battle.
Proceeds raised this year will help Gabe, a five year old boy battling cerebral palsy. His wish is to visit Disneyland with his family. In 2012, Alphabet Academy helped a child like Gabe by raising $7,822.75. With help from the public, Alphabet Academy hopes to beat last year’s total.
The general public is invited to donate towards the campaign, as well as stop by the Bunny Hop itself. Donations can be dropped at any Alphabet Academy Child Care location (1506, 1510, 1631 and 1720 East Passyunk Avenue), on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Donations can be made at https://friends.wish.org/051-000/page/Alphabet-Academy/Bunny-Hop.htm
About Alphabet Academy
Established in 1998, Alphabet Academy is a leader among Philadelphia preschools with learning experiences that promote creativity and self-confidence. The Tree House builds upon this tradition by adding environmental education to the curriculum. Other Alphabet Academy locations include Alphabet Aquarium, Alphabet Station (and Infant Center) and Alphabet Garden.
Alphabet Academy believes in teaching children early about giving back to the community, helping others, understanding of themselves and how they can impact the world around them. Each year children and families in the Alphabet Academy network host a food and toy drive around the holidays, as well as the annual Bunny Hop for Make-A-Wish Foundation.