ALL it took was a call out for help to the community and Easter came in basket loads for the kids at Telegraph Point.
Muddle Top House child care centre in Telegraph Point was among the businesses and homes impacted by the devastating March floods.
Service director Lisa Szumowski said staff wanted to do something for all the children to bring the smiles back.
"We put a call out for an Easter appeal and were absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people from far and wide," Ms Szumowski said.
The centre held an Easter party on Thursday, April 1 at the Old Butter Factory in Telegraph Point.
"All children received bags full of goodies donated from so many people we were absolutely overwhelmed and are extremely grateful for everyone's contributions and well wishes. There were definitely lots of smiles all round which is what it was all about."
Ariel and Rapunzel from The Poisoned Apple donated their time.
Members of the Defence Force joined in playing ball games.
There were bubbles, face painting and an Easter egg hunt.
"Thank you to other Early Childhood Services in Port Macquarie and their families, Tracey for the use of the Old Butter Factory, Creative Kids Australia for donating craft packs and chalkboards, many cash donations which were used to purchase books, bubbles and goodies on the day and to everyone who has contributed in so many different ways.
"We were so overwhelmed donations that we were able to donate off leftover bags of goodies to the Telegraph Point Hall for Easter."
Unfortunately, it looks like Muddle Top House will need to be demolished.
"But we are sure the generosity and support will continue as we try our best to have our Early Childhood Centre up and running again as soon as we can for the children and community of Telegraph Point."
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