Volunteer to Assemble Thanksgiving Baskets!

thanksgiving-corThe Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project was established three years ago to ensure that all Middletown families who couldn’t afford to purchase a Thanksgiving meal could still enjoy a feast on Thanksgiving. Made up of volunteers from nonprofit organizations, businesses, faith communities, and civic groups and funded in large part by the Middletown Rotary, the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project will assemble baskets of food for 700 families this Thanksgiving.
In order to make all 700 baskets, we will need volunteers to help assemble them on Monday, November 25th. Volunteers may sign up for a two-hour shift, either from 9a-11a, 11a-1p, or 1p-3p. To sign up for one of these sheets, please use this spreadsheet. Vans will be available to transport students to and from the assembly site.
Partners in the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project are Community Renewal Team, Cross Street AME Zion Church, Fellowship Church, Heritage Commons, Liberty Bank Foundation, Middlesex County Community Foundation, Middlesex United Way, the Middletown Interfaith Community, Middletown Kiwanis Club, Middletown Police Department, Middletown Public Schools, Middletown Rotary Club, St. John Roman Catholic Church, St. Luke’s Eldercare Services, St. Vincent De Paul Middletown/Amazing Grace Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, and Wesleyan University.

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.