By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 18th annual Philadelphia Frontiers Easter Egg Hunt took place at New Coventry Church in Mt. Airy on Saturday.READ MORE: City Invests Billions Of Dollars Into Navy Yard Expansion, Hoping For Economic Expansion
“Philadelphia Frontiers is a group of African-American men who are all about service.” Said event co-chairman Darryl Boozier, “So they raise money during the year and they give all that money back that they raise.”READ MORE: Mayor Kenney Signs Bill To Lower City's Wage Tax, Giving Very Small Boost To Paychecks
Boozier says about 250 kids between the ages of 3 and 11 participated in the fun.
“Our purpose is for the disadvantaged families, disadvantaged homes.” Said Boozier, “So we have shelters that came out and our resources are for kids in need.”MORE NEWS: Phillies' Bryce Harper To Have Thumb Surgery Wednesday, Team Hopes He'll Return This Season
And this year, Boozier said it wasn’t just a party with lunch and candy: “We buy books. So we want the kids to start reading more. It’s more about education, stuff like that, so we’re trying to make this Easter Egg Hunt more than about a hunt and candy, we’re trying to make it about health and education as well.”