Thanksgiving Basket Project

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THANKSGIVING BASKET PROJECT 2020

The Annual Thanksgiving Basket Project is November 21 & 22. This project has helped thousands of families not only put food on their table at Thanksgiving but for weeks after. It brings parishioners of all ages together to help through donation and/or volunteering for a great cause - helping others. It is our hope that this ministry can expand this year. So, we are asking for your help through:

EARLY MONETARY DONATIONS - Early donations go a long way toward helping us plan how many meals we can provide. Some employers generously match contributions so please ask your employer if this is a possibility. The cost of a completed basket will be $50 this year - but any donation is valued. Please mark your envelope and check with "Thanksgiving Basket" and drop it in the collection basket or at the church office. You can also donate online. Login to the new Realm Web Application. Click on "Giving". Then select the "+ Give" button. In the using the “Fund Type” dropdown menu, select "Thanksgiving Basket". Then enter your gift amount.

 

FOOD DONATIONS - Food donations will be accepted before masses on both the weekend of November 14 & 15 and November 21 & 22. The grocery list will be available on the St. Michael website. Any items on this list are greatly appreciated. Donations of turkeys can only be accepted the weekend of November 21 & 22. We also invite you to stop by the Parish Center to see what is needed over the course of the project weekend.

 

NEW PROCEDURES - Due to the pandemic, we have had to make several changes in order to maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe.

Decorating Cards and Boxes - The weekend of November 14 & 15 will be the family decorating event where families can sign up in advance to decorate boxes and cards. This will be the only opportunity to decorate boxes and cards. We will not be allowing this activity during the weekend of the event as in years past. The sign up is located here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/decoratingboxes

Box Assembly – Unlike in years past, families will not be allowed into the Parish Center to assemble boxes the weekend of November 21 & 22. We are very sorry for this change; however, it is near impossible to manage this activity and maintain social distancing requirements.

For more information please contact Committee Co-Chairs Lisa Beck and Julie Healey at [email protected]

For more information please contact Committee Co-Chairs Lisa Beck and Julie Healey at [email protected]