SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Many homeless children had plenty to smile about during a special Easter egg hunt held Wednesday for local families in need.

“It is really a day of normalcy. When you’re homeless, you don’t always get to have days like this,” Women’s Empowerment Fund Developer Kate Towson said. “A lot of times they’re not able to have a Easter egg hunt because they’re living in shelters or their cars.”

While their mothers were in a computer class, the kids got a chance to celebrate Easter.

“They do a lot of things here that we can’t do for ourselves,” said Adriannna Granlund, a student at Women’s Empowerment. “I personally can’t afford an Easter egg hunt.”

Granlund’s son Jaxston’s smile said it all.

“To be able to look out and see their happy faces, and running around, it makes kids feel good to feel special like that,” said Towson.

This is the first time Women’s Empowerment has done an Easter egg hunt; and, for the majority of the kids, it was their first time searching for eggs.

“It means the world, personally, to me that he can participate in something so wonderful,” said Granlund.

Women’s Empowerment hopes to do more events like this in the future. The organization says it’s always looking for volunteers to help.

For more information, visit the Women’s Empowerment website.

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