Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Community Detroit

Christmas Baskets

We provide Christmas food baskets on the weekend before Christmas day. Your help to fill our Christmas baskets are always appreciated. The contents of each basket will vary according to the size of the family. The items we need for the baskets will be listed on the bulletin. If you prefer to make a cash donation, check should be made payable to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, clearly marked for Christmas baskets.

Here are a few items you should be aware of to make Rosary's Christmas "special:"

Thursday
The empty boxes will be arranged in the church and arranged in order of the number of people in each family. We will need a few people to assist with this set up at 6 PM.
Saturday
The canned and dry food items will be put into the proper boxes. We generally start around 9:30 AM. With enough help, we will finish before 11 AM. Feel free to invite friends, neighbors, co-workers who might enjoy being involved in a Christmas project.
Sunday
Several things will be happening at once: The church will be decorated for Christmas; people will be coming here to pick up food boxes; there will be a few deliveries of boxes being organized. We will need a lot of help-setting up the trees, moving boxes, registering people who come for food boxes, delivering two or three boxes, etc.
Christmas food baskets 2012
Christmas food baskets 2012
Christmas food baskets 2012
Christmas food baskets 2012
Christmas food baskets 2012
Christmas food baskets 2012
Christmas food baskets 2013
Christmas food baskets 2013
Christmas food baskets 2013
Christmas food baskets 2013

Thanks to Sister Joan’s work and the donations of so many friends, we were able to really stock up on produce and fruit.

From the balcony you can see the “assembly line” process as the boxes are slowly filled.

Trina Martell, Olivia and Fred Rotach are hard at work while Sister Joan and Cathy Strunk discuss logistics in the back.

Jo Rottach shows her “managerial skills” as she juggles cord and green beans and still manages to fill the boxes!

Sean Tilson and his friend and Roberto (Koro) discuss the mathematical/engineering requirements of packing baskets!

Olivia Holley is already an old “pro” at this. She has helped many times in the last few years.

Jean-Marie and Carol are deep into a discussion of apples and oranges!

It seems Mackenzie is tutoring Andy in operating electronic devices!

Obviously, Patrick Yee came home from college just to help us pack!

Sister Joan, the “hands-on” food basket specialist checks and double checks orders.