The Rotary Club of Watertown, led by honorary member Eleanor Donato, worked with Watertown Middle School kids and their teachers to put together over 40 Thanksgiving Baskets for Watertown families in need, according to a Rotary Club annoucement.
Funds for the basket contents were provided by Watertown Middle School families and staff and the Rotary Club. On Monday Nov. 27 kids and adults came together to sort the supplies and pack the baskets. The baskets contained everything a family would need to have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal – from a turkey to ingredients for all of the fixings to instructions on how to make it all come together!
The Thanksgiving Basket tradition was started by Mrs Donato in 1996 with one Watertown Middle School homeroom creating one basket to give to a family new to this country. In 2000 it became a school-wide project. The Rotary Club of Watertown joined forces with Mrs Donato and Watertown Middle School more than 10 years ago to help bring a full Thanksgiving feast to those who might otherwise not be able to experience it.
If you are interested in participating in the Thanksgiving Basket tradition in the future, please feel free to reach out to Lilia Weisfeldt, President of the Rotary Club of Watertown, at email@example.com.
All Baskets included:
Box of chocolates
Booklet with holiday history and cooking instructions