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Students to Provide Thanksgiving Baskets for 75 Families

Students to Provide Thanksgiving Baskets for 75 Families

NOTRE DAME, IN (November 11, 2011) -  Students at Holy Cross College along with the help of the St. Vincent DePaul Society of South Bend, will be selecting 75 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 Molly White, 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 Meijer on Grape Road on the morning of Sunday, November 20th.  "We are extremely grateful for the help Meijer 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 on Sunday, November 20th and the delivery will follow from 3:00 - 5:00.

This is the 10th year the Social Concerns Committee at Holy Cross has raised money for this special project. The Committee is accepting donations until Friday, November 18, 2011.  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, Molly White at mwhite@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.  With a 13:1 student/faculty ratio, students find a relationship-based educational program with personal attention from professors who care about their success. Students must complete four experiential requirements before graduation-an internship, a service, an international experience, and a Capstone presentation. With a campus adjoining St. Mary's College and the University of Notre Dame, 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.