Nothing says Thanksgiving more than turkey and mashed potatoes. Unfortunately, having turkey, potatoes and all of the fixings is not a possibility for some of the families in our community. This year, English Lutheran will continue the tradition of sharing Thanksgiving baskets with families in need within our community, so they too might sit down as a family to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This is an opportunity to not only bless, but tobe blessed in putting together Thanksgiving baskets for those who need them.
You can help! Gather names, donate items, or help assemble baskets.
Gather names of families or individuals. If you know of someone or if your own household is in need, please call or email the church office. Names will be kept confidential.
Gather supplies - The confirmation youth will distribute flyers on November 13 and pick up food from the homes they notified on November 20. You can contribute non-perishables or monetary donations. Food can be left in the baskets at the entrances.
Monetary donations should be left in the office or offering. Write checks to English Lutheran Church, with Thanksgiving Baskets (in the memo line). Contributions need to be in by Friday, November 22.
Suggested items you could share:
Canned sweet potatoes
Boxed instant mashed potatoes
Boxed instant stuffing
Gravy Canned fruits or vegetables
Or any non-perishable items are welcome.
Assemble Baskets: On Saturday morning, November 23, from 9-11 a.m., volunteers are needed to assemble baskets in the Fireside Room.
Basket Pick-up: Families can pick-up their baskets on Sunday, November 24, 9:30 am - Noon.
Contact the office to help with any of these activities. Thanks for being a blessing and sharing a blessing! †