Founded by Sam and EleanorMeiner in 1995, The Easter Bunny Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in Florida in 2002. Officially endorsed by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2005, more than 100 Sheriffs’ offices and police departments throughout the United States partner with the Foundation to spread the excitement and wonderment that only a personal visit fromthe Easter Bunny can bring.

Our Founders
Sam and Eleanor Meiner


The Easter Bunny Foundation provides participating sheriffs’ offices and police departments new plush toy bunnies and an Easter Bunny costume. Law enforcement offices coordinate with their local hospitals and nursing homes to provide visits to children and seniors during Easter season. The Easter Bunny Foundation also partners with banks who collect donations throughout the year in support of the Foundation’s mission.


  • Reach everyone that would benefit from a visit from The Easter Bunny.
  • Give law enforcement an opportunity to serve and positively interact with their communities.
  • Provide donors the opportunity to experience the joy of making a child’s and/or senior’s day extra special.
  • Grow the Foundation to become self-sustaining and an annual community initiative.