Dominican Shares Thanksgiving with Neighbors

St. Mary’s Dominican High School’s annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive collected donations from students, alumnae and athletic teams for 88 Thanksgiving baskets that were distributed in conjunction with St. Rita Parish and Xavier University to provide 700 Thanksgiving meals for families in the Gert Town community, Dominican’s neighbors.

Dominican alumnae donated 10 Thanksgiving baskets to the school’s annual food collection. The Christian Leadership Council organized the baskets and assisted with pick-up. This year, a donation from the Retired National Football League Players Association helped with the purchase of $25 gift cards and Leidenheimer Baking Company donated 120 bags of fresh rolls and 60 bags of fresh breadcrumbs. St. Rita Catholic Church and Elementary School and Mary Queen of Peace in Mandeville donated turkeys to complete the Thanksgiving baskets that Xavier University Community Outreach Center delivered to the families.