Box of foodBy the time you read this, the Christmas Basket Committee will have announced  Third Church’s annual commitment  to purchase, pack and deliver Food Baskets to city families whose children attend RCSD Schools #3 and #35, and to families who have recently graduated from the RAIHN program. Last year families in our congregation delivered baskets of food to 76 small, medium or large families. Also, last year, members of the congregation donated over $2000 so that TOPs gift cards could be included in each basket to be used by the families to purchase turkeys or other meat that the families  would enjoy.

Delivery of the baskets this year  will take place on Saturday, December 17 – a full week before Christmas (which falls on a Sunday). This means that we need to plan earlier than usual to make sure to take care of all the families that have been referred to us.

Last year, we delivered 76 baskets;  we hope this year to meet or exceed that number.     Please mark your calendar for December 17, and  plan to visit the Christmas Basket Table in the  Celebration Center all through this month, and sign up to deliver a basket. Even if you are not able to actually deliver a basket, your contribution is very important in order to  purchase TOPs gift cards.  Also, as in recent years, our schools have requested donations of all sizes of boys and girls underwear and socks, as well as warm hats and gloves.

For more information (or to sign up to deliver a basket)  please call:
Rose Pethick at 388-8546.

Contributions to the Gift Card fund may be sent directly to:
Third  Presbyterian Church
4 Meigs Street
Rochester, N.Y 14607
C/0 Carol Foster.
Please write “Christmas Basket” on the memo line.

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