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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
3 -6 p.m. in the Auditorium
All those who may be facing particular financial hardships this season or may find themselves alone this holiday are invited to join us for our 35th annual Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings in the Auditorium. Also, anyone desiring a dinner served in a family atmosphere is welcome to join us as well! Children are welcome! Following the dinner, all guests are invited to "shop" in our boutique for items such as cold weather clothing and supplies. All items are free.
The Thanksgiving dinner is a marvelous tradition of our parish community bringing together every grade in our schools, every ministry in the parish, dozens of household kitchens and hundreds of volunteers to feed and clothe men and women who need an extra lift for the holidays. For some this may be their only opportunity to pick up a clothing item that will protect them from the elements this winter season.
To prepare for our guests, we welcome donations, volunteers, and especially your prayers!
Volunteer sign-ups begin the weekend of November 8-9. We need 500 voluteers for preparing and setting up for the event, helping during the event itself, and cleaning up. Sign up in Duval through November 23.
- Clothing Donations: We need new and used clothing with a special request for winter weather items including men's and women's coates, sweaters, ponchos, hoodies, rain gear, caps, mittens, and gloves. We also need sleeping bags and backpacks or sturdy bags. all donated items must be clean.
- Toiletry Donations: We need completed care kits (one gallon ziploc w/travel-sized toiletries) for distribution to all of our guests. Plastic ziploc bags are available for your donation in the Duval Center during the weekends. All items will be distributed on Wednesday, November 26.
- 100 Cooked Turkeys
- 160 Cooked Pumpkin Pies
- Non-perishable food items including canned cranberry sauce and green beans; canned or bottled gravy; boxed or bagged stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cans of coffee.
Delivery of Donations
If you sign up to donate a cooked item (a turkey or pie), your food should be delivered the morning of the dinner between 6 a.m. and noon.
Non-perishable food items, clothing donations, and toiletries can be left in bins outside of the Duval Center before and after all weekend Masses in November through Sunday, November 23.