Chances are this Easter holiday ought to be a bit brighter for a local personal care home.

On Good Friday, 55 Easter bags filled with various items will be delivered to Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home in Kunkletown.

The bags are part of a joint effort between Michael Coulson, a financial adviser with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Palmerton, and members of the Living Lighthouse Church, Palmerton.

From inside the basement of the church, Coulson and members of the church gathered on Wednesday to fill the bags, which contain toothpaste, chap-stick, tissues, hand lotion, pens, a comb, and a Footprints in the Sand Magnet.

Coulson said he came up with the idea, and credited Ellen and Bob Domermuth, members of the Living Light House Church Outreach Commission, for their support.

"I contacted the church, they kind of ran with it," Coulson said. "They helped with the logistics, contacting the nursing home, the volunteers."

Coulson said he, as well as the church, collected the items.

"It truly was a joint effort, from the planning down to the donations," he said. "I try to base my business around outreach and giving back, and hopefully I'll have other events like this in the future."

Ellen Domermuth said the church was all too happy to support Coulson's idea.

"We love service, we love to give back to the community," Ellen said. "It was so nice when Mike came along [with this idea]."