2012 Thanks-Giving Basket  Program

It’s Thanks-GIVING Baskets Time

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 Help a neighbor have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

Each fall Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) hosts our Annual Thanks-Giving Food Basket Drive through out the October and November months. Families throughout the Washington, DC area are provided a Thanksgiving Day feast with all the trimmings. Last year CHGM and our donors surpassed all of its prior food basket distributions and provided 1,540 meals for homeless and low-income families on Capitol Hill and  the greater Ward 6 area.

Given the steadily increasing trend over the past few years CHGM estimates that this year’s demand will come in close to 475 baskets and will need new sponsors to help pick up the demand. Each Thanksgiving Day Basket typically costs around $50 and feeds a family of 4.

Individuals and groups interested in making donations are asked to email

Shelah Wilcox (wilcox@chgm.net) or register online by CLICKING HERE.

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Donations of Baskets include:

  1. 3 boxes of mac and cheese
  2. 2  16 oz cans of string beans
  3. 2 16 oz cans of yams or fresh equivalent
  4. 2 boxes of stuffing
  5. 2 boxes of mash potatoes or 1 bag of rice
  6. 2 16 oz cans of cranberry sauce
  7. 2 onions
  8. 1 box of bisquick or muffin mix
  9. 1 box of cake mix and frosting mix
  10. 1 $20 Safeway, Harris Teeter or Giant gift card to purchase meat of choice

 

**Note: Cards are to be placed in an envelope and given to Capitol Hill Group Ministry (CHGM) staff. If enclosing a check for purchase of cards, please submit to CHGM prior to the delivery of baskets so that we may purchase in advance.

 

TIMELINE:

Beginning November 1st - contact Shelah Wilcox at 202.544.3150 or wilcox@chgm.net with the number of baskets you’ll provide.

November 2nd – 19th Purchase the items for your baskets.

The list is a guide, customize as you wish. Please make sure that the amount purchased is equivalent to the amount listed.

Avoid perishable food. Your assembly of baskets will be done several days prior to Thanksgiving.

The “basket”. Can be a decorated box, doubled grocery bags, crates, clothes basket, etc.  If you’d like, you may include notes to the families wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving.

November 5th -19th – Drop-off baskets at….

November 22nd, Thanksgiving Day:  Remember that your generosity means there are more families seated at the Thanksgiving table.  Give thanks for the abundance you have shared!

Know someone in need?
Call 1.800.535.7252.