Decorate a Box

Would You Like to Decorate A Box For Thanksgiving?

We are just beginning our Thanksgiving preparations.  Each year we give families in need a Thanksgiving Basket (box) filled with food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for Thanksgiving Day.  If you would like to help, please consider decorating a cardboard box (approximately 18″ X 20″).  Some suggestions are to cover the outside of the box with colored paper, wrapping paper, or a fall/Thanksgiving plastic tablecloth.  Also, hand-drawn Thanksgiving pictures are a nice added touch.  There is no right or wrong way — feel free to use your imagination.  This can be a fun family project — a time to share our blessings with those in need. 

Do not feel obligated to fill the boxes with food.  We would be happy to simply receive a decorated box which we would then fill with food donated to the pantry.  However, if you would like to donate food for these boxes, please refer to the list of needed food items.    

We will be giving these boxes to families in our community as well as other Long Island parishes and some Charitable Organizations. 

Please return decorated boxes as soon as possible but no later than the week of November 13th. 

Thank you,

Ele Ruth Melendez, Director
Parish Social Ministry