Chicken not the egg
ChildFund is encouraging the public to buy chicks for needy families as an alternative to buying chocolate eggs.
Titled Gifts that Grow, the public has the opportunity to purchase 25 baby chicks which are expected to lay around 500 eggs per month to feed and produce income for a family.
ther options are the purchase of a breeding hen and rooster for a family in a developing nation.
ChildFund says that by providing a child with a fresh egg instead of a chocolate one, they will be receiving 100 percent of their vitamin B daily requirement.
Contact ChildFund on 0800-223-111 or go to www.childfund.org.nz.