To kick off the holiday season on campus, the Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement presents two beloved RWU traditions to give back to the community: the annual Turkey Basket Competition and the Giving Tree.
Teams can compete in the Turkey Basket Competition to creatively put together a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings to benefit Bristol and Warren families via the East Bay Food Pantry. Before making their way to tables across the East Bay, the baskets are judged on quality, quantity, and creativity. Baskets are due on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the GHH Atrium; guidelines and registration for the Turkey Basket Competition are available here.
The Giving Tree program sponsors five families in need from the Colt-Andrews Elementary School in Bristol. The tree will be set up in the Upper Commons beginning Nov. 11, adorned with tags outlining requested gifts that participants claim and are responsible for purchasing and delivering to campus.
“It’s important to give to others, especially during the holidays when many families struggle,” says KC Ferrara, director of the Feinstein Center. “To work at RWU and go to school here is a great privilege, and so to give back is our responsibility.”
For information on the Giving Tree and other holiday season service opportunities, contact KC Ferrara at 401-254-3765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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