November 19, 2012
Communications and Marketing
The spirit of giving on campus was in action on Monday, Nov. 19 as the Saint Anselm College community donated Thanksgiving dinner baskets for 120 families in the greater Manchester area.
Faculty, staff, and students joined in this campus-wide project to put together baskets with all the traditional fixings including vegetables, pie and turkey. Trimmed with ribbon and balloons, some in laundry baskets others in bags, each basket represented the group who donated it. The athletics office alone provided 30 baskets to the Abbey Church, one for each of the varsity teams.
The baskets were delivered to the Abbey Church for the annual Thanksgiving Basket Blessing where they were sprinkled with Holy Water before distribution.
Photos: Thanksgiving on the Hilltop
During the blessing, New Hampshire Catholic Charities' Parish and Community Services Coordinator Steven Knight, reminded contributors of the spiritual and physical nourishment the baskets will provide the 450 recipients. In reflecting on this day, Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., said, "Let us remember those whose day has been made brighter by this offering today."
Baskets were distributed by N.H. Catholic Charities and the Greater Manchester AIDS Project.
- Monday also marked the first day of the college's annual pie and cheesecake sale in Davison Dining Hall, photos of which are included in the gallery above.