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.

Thank you for your generosity!

Join us Monday, November 25th at 10:00 am for the Thanksgiving Basket Blessing.

Preparing your Thanksgiving Basket

  • Guidelines

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

    Follow the guidelines provided on Information About Thanksgiving Baskets (PDF/91KB).

  • 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.