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Baskets for Others

Baskets for Others
Jesuit students make and deliver 100 baskets stuffed for Thanksgiving

The annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive culminated Sunday (Nov. 23) with Jesuit students delivering 100 baskets stuffed with full family meals for Thanksgiving to families in need at local Boys & Girls Clubs.

The students raised a record total of $8,835 for supplies and side items for the baskets this year. The Jesuit Dads’ Club, led by Mike Wamsley, P '13, '15, collected a record 300 turkeys (from 130 Jesuit families), meaning the school was able to donate an additional 200 turkeys to local food banks.

On Friday, students unloaded the flatbed truck in which Director of Community Service Michael Miller ’09 delivered more than a thousand bulk-purchased side items. Sunday, following Mass in St. Anthony’s Chapel, Jesuit families gathered in the cafeteria to make their “baskets” – oversized U-HAUL boxes filled with turkeys, potatoes, stuffing, rice, green beans, cranberries, cooking pans, desserts, and more.

Then the students drove to four area Boys & Girls Clubs to personally deliver their basket to families in need.

Three local news outlets covered Sunday’s basket preparation in the cafeteria. Click here for video of a report from WTVT-Fox 13. 

Click below to view a photo slideshow of the Thanksgiving Basket Drive preparation and delivery:


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