Holy Spirit Parish at Geist Mass Sanctuary-Alter

2018 Thanksgiving Baskets Event

►Signup To Donate a Thanksgiving Basket

►Signup To Drive to Deliver Baskets

►Signup to Load/Unload Baskets in the Parking Lot (Adults and Teens Only)

Thanksgiving Basket Shopping List

This ministry provides donated baskets of food to more than 800 families in need during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  This year's event will be held Saturday, November 17th, with basket drop-off from at 8-10am, and deliveries beginning at 9:00am.

Get the whole family involved by shopping for and donating a food basket.  Get older children and teens involved by helping with the delivery of baskets on the 17th.  We need numerous volunteers to help with preparations. Please see below for volunteer activities prior to the event. We also need snack items on the day of the event for our parking lot volunteers and drivers. 


Donations: With 800+ families to serve, our number one need is basket donations.  Please utilize the signup link to donate a basket.  The Shopping List with all items needed for one complete basket can be accessed by clicking the Shopping List link (also above).  Monetary donations toward the purchase of a basket are welcome and can be dropped off or mailed to the Parish Office (please write "Thanksgiving Baskets" in the memo of your check).

*Place all items in a large plastic container (25 gal. tub works well).  Basket drop off is  in the parking lot from 8-10am on the 17th.


Drivers:  Over 150 drivers are needed to deliver the baskets on the 17th (signup link).  Maps are given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9am.  Most drivers deliver 3-4 baskets. We will need drivers with larger vehicles (pickup trucks, etc.) to take a larger number of baskets to agencies in Noblesville or  downtown. 

Parking lot volunteers (lsignup link) will load baskets into cars, and refreshments are served throughout the morning. *If you are donating a basket as well as delivering, please fill out BOTH forms above.

Other:  We need numerous shoppers to shop for multiple baskets and be reimbursed with donated funds.  Volunteers are also needed to print maps, make reminder phone calls to recipient families, stuff prayer card envelopes, and to provide a snack for our drivers on the 17th. 

Email Jacqui Wylam at hsp.thanksgivingbaskets@gmail.com to help.


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