Marian Gives Back During this Time of Thanks

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Marian Gives Back During this Time of Thanks

Horizons of beautiful foliage, the blowing of crisp air, the unique and familiar sound of the crunch of brittle leaves that have since fallen, the abundance of candy corn, and the atmosphere of the notorious Thanksgiving dinner are all things that many take for granted during the month of November. Most think of visiting with friends and family, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and, of course, the Thanksgiving football games. These memories, permanently embedded in the minds of many, provide a special atmosphere in which families come together to give thanks for one another. In the spirit of being grateful for one another and the plentiful dinners shared during Thanksgiving, Marian will be collecting items necessary to provide an entire Thanksgiving meal for ten to fifteen local families.

For a number of years, Marian High School has been working with the volunteers from the St. Bridget’s Food Pantry in Framingham to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to those who are less fortunate and cannot enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner that most are accustomed to. Marian High School will be collecting specific items in Theology classes from Monday, November 7th through Friday, November 18th. Seniors are asked to bring Fruit (canned) such as pineapple, peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, and (fresh) apples and oranges. Juniors are asked to bring Vegetables (canned) such as green beans, wax beans, corn, carrots, peas, and asparagus. Sophomores are asked to bring Cranberry Sauce (canned) whole or jellied, and boxed or bagged Stuffing. Finally, Freshman are asked to bring White Potatoes (canned or fresh), yams (canned or fresh), and Gravy in a jar or package.

In addition, food donations are accepted at the Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 17th, with a box stationed in the Main Lobby. All donations will be delivered to the Food Pantry on Monday, November 21st. Lastly, all Marian students are asked to donate one dollar ($1.00). This contribution will be used in the purchasing of Market Basket gift cards for the families who receive the baskets so that they may purchase a turkey to complete their Thanksgiving meal.

-Rachel K., ’18