News From Terre Haute, Indiana


November 22, 2012

Tribune-Star kicks off annual Christmas Basket Fund

TERRE HAUTE — For about 90 years, the Tribune-Star Christmas Basket Fund has provided food baskets to needy residents.

The 2012 goal is to raise $30,000 to provide 600 baskets that are to be distributed on Christmas Eve.

The Salvation Army has provided the names of families who are in need of the food baskets, and Baesler's Market will be providing the food at cost.

“Once again this year, some of our employees and their families will be putting together baskets … to cut the cost of each basket,” said Tribune-Star employee Kim Wilkerson about the Dec. 23 basket assembly effort at the Tribune-Star production plant on Margaret Avenue.

“Some items in the baskets will be a ham, sweet potatoes, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit, bread, milk and pumpkin pie,” Wilkerson said. “B&B Foods is donating a refrigerated truck again this year to store the baskets until the following morning when volunteers will deliver them.”

This year, Boo’s Crossroads Cafe will be providing breakfast for the delivery volunteers on Dec. 24 at the Tribune-Star building on South Seventh Street.

Volunteers will meet at the newspaper office to be assigned a delivery route, and load up with food baskets to take to designated addresses around the city.

“Each year, we have so many people willing to volunteer,” Wilkerson said, “and of course, most of our volunteers come back every year to help.”

Anyone wanting to volunteer can contact Wilkerson at 812-231-4219 or Michelle Poorman at 812-231-4360.

“I volunteer to help with the Christmas Baskets each year because I enjoy doing things to help others,” Wilkerson said. “It’s a great feeling and I think it makes you more appreciative of the things you have.”

Anyone wanting to contribute to the fundraising goal can send donations to the Tribune-Star Christmas Basket Fund at P.O. Box 149, Terre Haute, IN 47807.

Donations can also be dropped off during business hours at 222 S. Seventh Street in downtown Terre Haute.

Also needed are donations of children’s books to be included with the baskets when appropriate. New or gently used books can be dropped off at the Tribune-Star office during business hours.

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