Hospital Conducts Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive

ELIZABETH—Sr. Marion Scranton, SC, Director of Community Initiatives, at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, is convinced that the medical center’s fifth annual Thanksgiving food drive is poised to exceed the number of families served in 2008.

“As the Sisters of Charity celebrate our 150th Anniversary this year, we’re seeing an enthusiastic response from our employees who have always been very generous in this annual campaign. The basket drive is just one way that employees can participate in the mission of the Sisters of Charity.  It’s a chance for them to be a part of the ‘Generation to Generation’ theme that celebrates our accomplishments of a century and a half of service,” says Sr. Marion.


Since 2005, the basket collection has grown from about 50 baskets to nearly 100 in 2008.  Departments and units at Trinitas are encouraged to collect appropriate items to create a Thanksgiving basket for a family of four.  Each basket also includes a supermarket gift card so that each family may purchase their preferred main course. A Thanksgiving greeting card will be attached to each basket identifying the department(s) who donated the basket.

Hospital Conducts Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive

Sr. Marion Scranton, Community Initiatives Director, is shown with Gary S. Horan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas, surveying some of the Thanksgiving baskets that were collected in the drive last year.

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