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Thanksgiving Baskets

Share the joy of giving thanks for all we have by contributing a Thanksgiving dinner basket for local families in need. Each year students, staff, and faculty come together to join in this campus-wide project that unites the College community like no other event. Baskets are distributed by Catholic Charities of New Hampshire. Contribute a basket yourself or join in with roommates, dorms, teams, colleagues, departments, or other groups!

All contributors—even last-minute contributors—are strongly encouraged to sign up so we can properly estimate and distribute the baskets.

Baskets must be delivered to the front doors of the Abbey Church starting at 9 a.m. Monday, November 19.  A ceremonial Blessing of the Baskets will be held at 10 a.m. (it is not a mass). 

Thank you for your generosity!

Guidelines

Each basket should provide a Thanksgiving meal for 5 to 8 people.

Suggested items

  • 1 basket (many provide a laundry basket, which is especially practical)
  • 1 Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Vegetables
  • Gravy
  • Desserts / mixes

In past years, many donors have been exceedingly creative, generous, and thoughtful with the baskets they donated. Among past gifts you may want to consider providing as you prepare your own baskets:

  • A greeting card signed by you and/or your group
  • Tablecloths
  • Cloth napkins
  • Balloons
  • Centerpieces/decorations
  • Serving utensils (including carving knives: but please package them safely)
  • Gift cards

Feel free to add your own unique items!

  • Please do not include any items with alcohol or ice cream in your basket.

Prepare A Basket

Thanksgiving baskets

For more information:

Visit our office (Lower Cushing)
Call (603) 641-7130
E-mail Fran Deleault

Preparing a basket (PDF/61KB)