More than 150 Habitat homeowners from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will attend the annual White House lawn event
WASHINGTON (April 1, 2010) — More than 150 District of Columbia-area Habitat for Humanity homeowners will gather on the South Lawn for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday. The 2010 event called “Ready, Set, Go!” will promote health and wellness in support of the first lady’s recently launched campaign to fight childhood obesity.
“This is a special treat for the families and their children,” said Liz Blake, senior vice president of advocacy, government affairs and general counsel for Habitat for Humanity International. “Habitat for Humanity is honored to have its families invited to this prestigious annual event. It is something they will always remember.”
The Easter Egg Roll, a tradition since 1878, is an annual family event where attendees race and hunt for Easter eggs on the White House lawn. In addition to a visit with the Easter Bunny, attendees will enjoy storytelling, live music, sports courts and cooking stations.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org .