Families in Gert Town, near St. Mary’s Dominican High School, received 96 Thanksgiving baskets filled by students, alumnae and athletic teams. The baskets were distributed in conjunction with St. Rita Parish and Xavier University.
Young alumnae brought canned-food donations during the Nov. 3 Evening at Dominican. Members of the Class of 1987 raised money for 42 gift cards. Dominican’s Christian Leadership Council assembled the baskets and assisted with pickup and delivery. Turkeys were provided by St. Rita Catholic Church in New Orleans and Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Mandeville. Distribution was at the Xavier University Community Outreach Center.