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Students giving 65 families Thanksgiving Baskets

Students giving 65 families Thanksgiving Baskets

Students at Holy Cross College, along with the help of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of South Bend, will be selecting 65 families in the Michiana area to receive Thanksgiving dinner baskets.  These baskets will include everything to feed a family of four in a traditional holiday feast.  "At $50 per basket, our fundraising goal is to exceed $4,000 in donations from faculty and staff, parents, alumni, neighbors, students, and friends of the college," said Claire Doriot, President of the Social Concerns Committee (SSC).

Students will be filling dozens of shopping carts with turkey, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie, and other goodies at the Martin's Supermarket on State Road 23 on the morning of Sunday, November 18th.  Doriot state, "We are extremely grateful for the help Martin's is providing for this project.  They are giving us their lowest prices on products, as well as donating a significant amount of their time and energy."

Assembly of the baskets will take place in Holy Cross College's Pfeil Center from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18th and the delivery will follow from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This is the 11th year the Social Concerns Committee at Holy Cross has raised money for this special project. The Committee is accepting donations until Friday, November 16, 2012.  On Sunday, volunteers will be creating individual family boxes, loading them on the college bus, and then delivering them to all the families on their list. 

The public is invited to contribute to this project, checks may be made payable to Holy Cross College with Social Concerns noted on the memo line. For more information you may contact Social Concerns President, Claire Doriot at cdoriot@hcc-nd.edu.  Donations may be mailed to the Social Concerns Committee, Holy Cross College, PO Box 308, Notre Dame, IN 46556-0308.

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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross.  With a 13:1 faculty/student ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success and development in mind, body, and spirit. The Four Pillars of the core curriculum include a professional internship, service to others, a global perspective experience, and a senior Capstone presentation which summarizes and synthesizes each student's learning. Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross College provides the best of both worlds: a close-knit, small college atmosphere with the resources and social opportunities of a large university.