2018 found The Easter Bunny Hip-hopping in 30 states throughout the USA, delivering smiles to over 14,000 hospitalized children.

The Easter Bunny Foundation is a Non-Profit organization whose mission is to provide a personal visit and a toy from The Easter Bunny during the week of Easter to children in children’s hospitals and pediatric wards across the United States; to share with others the excitement and wonderment that only a personal visit with The Easter Bunny can bring; and to deliver a smile to all who we come in contact with.

We would like to thank those people who have helped make The Easter Bunny Foundation a success. In particular, a warm and “hoppy” thanks to the 100 Sheriff’s Offices and 4 Police Departments that helped to make so many children smile this year. A special thanks also goes out to Sheriff Jerry Demings for visiting the children and for continuing to spread the smiles here in Orlando! Finally, thanks to all of the other generous people who gave their time, effort, and donations this year.

Thank You All and Happy Easter

Sam and Eleanor Meiner
6319 Gibson Drive | Orlando, FL 32809
[email protected]


Who We Are

  • A 501(c)(3) corporation incorporated in Florida in 2001
  • Founded by Sam and Eleanor Miner in 1995
  • Officially endorsed by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2005
  • children received a personal visit from The Easter Bunny in 2018
  • Hospitalized children will receive a personal visit from The Easter Bunny and their local Sheriff’s office during Easter week in 2019

The Mission

The Easter Bunny Foundation partners with Sheriffs’ offices nationwide to visit hospitalized children during Easter week. The East Bunny and local Sheriff deliver a new plush toy bunny, a coloring book and crayons to each child visited.


  • To share with hospitalized children and their families the excitement and wonder that only a personal visit from The Easter Bunny can bring.
  • To deliver a smile to all the people with whom we coming’s in contact.
  • To involve and support Sheriffs and their personnel by providing bunny suits, plush toy bunnies, coloring books and crayons for distribution to children.
  • To highlight the positive role of Sheriffs and their Deputies by serving the children and families in their communities.


Our goals are simple —

  • To expand the program to every hospital in America that would like a visit from The easter Bunny.
  • To give Sheriffs and their Deputies an opportunity to serve their communities.
  • To give donors the opportunity to experience the “wow” of making a hospitalized child’s day extra special, and to receive recognition of their support in printed material.
  • To guide the program to become both self-sustaining and a community initiative.


ALHuntsvilleSheriff Kevin Turner
ALMontgomerySheriff Derrick Cunningham
ALBirminghamSheriff Mark Pettway
ARHot SpringsSheriff Mike Mccormick
ARBentonvilleSheriff Shawn Holloway
CAWhittierSheriff Alex Villanueva
CASan DiegoSheriff William D. GorePICTURES
CODenverSheriff Patrick Firman
DEWilmingtonSheriff Sam Pratcher
FLTarpon SpringsSheriff Bob Gualtieri
FLGreen Cove SpringsSheriff Darryl Daniels
FLWinter HavenSheriff Grady Judd
FLDoralSheriff Juan Perez
FLDelandSheriff Mike Chitwood
FLFort MyersSheriff Carmine Marcino
FLMulberrySheriff Radzynski
FLFort LauderdaleSheriff Gregory Tony
FLBelle IsleSheriff D.C. Laura Houston
FL Royal Palm BeachSheriff
GAAthensSheriff Ira Edwards, Jr.
GA AlbanySheriff Kevin Sproul
IACedar RapidsSheriff Brian Gardner
IASpencerSheriff Christopher Raveoing
ILWheatonSheriff James Mendrick
INDanvilleSheriff Brett Clark
INMarionSheriff Reggie Nevels
KSOlatheSheriff Calvin Hayden
KSKansas City Sheriff Donald Ash
KYLouisvilleSheriff John Aubrey
LAThibodauxSheriff Craig Webre
LABaton RougeSheriff Sid J. Gautreaux Iii
LANatchitochesSheriff Victor E. Jones, Jr.
LA New OrleansSheriff Marlin Gusman
MABurlingtonSheriff Peter J. Koutoujian
MDCentrevilleSheriff Gary Hofmann
MIGrand RapidsSheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young
MIPontiacSheriff Michael J. Bouchard
MIMuskegonSheriff Michael J. Poulin
MN Saint PaulSheriff Bob Fletcher
NCNewtonSheriff Donald Brown
NJWoodburySheriff Carmel M. Morina
NJSalemSheriff Charles M. Miller
NJCape MaySheriff Robert Nolan
NJMorristownSheriff James M. Gannon
NYCarmelSheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr.
NYRochesterSheriff Todd K. Baxter
NYBrooklynSheriff Terence Monahan
NYBuffaloSheriff Timothy B. Howard
NYSaten IslandSheriff D.C. Scott M.Henderson
OHHamiltonSheriff Richard Jones
OHAkronSheriff Steve Barry
OH NewarkSheriff Randy Thorp
OKOklahomaSheriff P.D. Taylor
OKTulsaSheriff Vic Regalado
PABrookvilleSheriff Carl J. Gotwald Sr.
PAWest ChesterSheriff Carolyn B. Welsh
PAGettysburgSheriff James W Muller
PAGreensburgSheriff Jonathan Held
PAIndianaSheriff Robert E. Fyock
SCAndersonSheriff Chad Mcbride
SCSpartanburgSheriff Chuck Wright
SCWinnsboroSheriff Will Montgomery
TNArlingtonSheriff Floyd Bonner, Jr.
IAAtlanticSheriff Darby Mclaren
TXHoustonSheriff Ed Gonzalez
TXDallasSheriff Lupe Valdez
TXEl PasoSheriff Richard Wiles
TXAustinSheriff Sally Hernandez
UTCedar CitySheriff Ken Carpenter
UTSalt Lake CitySheriff Rosie Rivera
VAHamptonSheriff B.J. Roberts
VASuffolkSheriff Everett "E.C." Harris
VABristolSheriff David Maples
VASalem Sheriff Joseph E. Orange
VAWinchesterSheriff Lenny Millholland
VANorfolkSheriff Joe Baron
VALeesburgSheriff Michael L. Chapman
VAAlexandriaSheriff Robyn Nichols
VAWiseSheriff Ronnie Oakes
WIRacineSheriff Christopher Schmaling
WVHuntingtonSheriff Chuck Zerkle