Traditionally St Mary’s puts together Thanksgiving Baskets to give to low income families in our community and families who, because of sickness or any other adversity, would benefit and enjoy some extra help in creating their Thanksgiving meal.
In Tuxedo we have been asked to provide for 37 families which includes 60 children. We need 24 for Hispanic baskets and 13 Traditional American baskets which will be distributed on the morning of Tuesday 22nd.
We will be accepting donations of non-perishables at any time and fresh vegetables and fruit the weekend of 19th and 20th November. These should be dropped off in the Chapel (up the steps to the right of the church building). We will pack the baskets on Monday, November 21st.
Cash donations by check [made out to St Mary’s, with memo Thanksgiving Baskets] or online here will also be very gratefully accepted.
Items for traditional American Thanksgiving meal:
Potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots
Cans or jars of green beans, yams, gravy
Packets of stuffing
Apples, bananas, oranges Cookies and sweet treats Pumpkin pies
Items for Hispanic basket:
Long grain rice
Cans of red, black and pink beans
Garlic, green, sweet and red peppers, green olives
Yucca, potatoes, sweet potatoes
Canned pumpkins and yams Apples, bananas, pineapples, oranges
Packets or Maseca and gandules
Please contact Jane Garofano or Sue Heywood to indicate what you would like to donate and to volunteer to help pack the baskets. What is not donated will be bought by us using the donated funds.
Sue Heywood & Jane Garofano