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Food for Fines & Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Programs

  • Published: October 31, 2012


  • Sponsored by the Center for Spirituality,the Nursing Department & the Campus Safety Department
  • Collection dates will be from November 1- November 14, 2012
  • Collected non-perishable food items will be used to make Thanksgiving food baskets for those in the community who are in need through the Dimitri House

For More Information

Contact: Jody Cascino at 585-389-5133 or

Food for Fines & Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Programs

In the spirit of giving, the Center for Spirituality, the Nursing Department and the Campus Safety Department at Nazareth College are sponsoring the annual Food for Fines and Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Programs in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Food for Fines is for any campus member looking to eliminate parking tickets while also contributing to the community. The Thanksgiving Dinner Basket program welcomes community members to contribute as volunteers and/or through donations. Both programs will collect non-perishable items to be used for Thanksgiving food baskets which will be provided to Rochester families in need through the Dimitri House. Collection dates will be from Friday, November 2 through November 14. For more information regarding the Food for Fines program, please contact Jody Cascino, Parking and Transportation Coordinator at 585-389-5133 or

Food for Fines: please bring tickets and non-perishable food items directly to the Campus Safety office located in the Shults Center. The Campus Safety department will take back a maximum of two tickets per person in exchange for four food items per ticket. Handicap and/or moving violations are excluded from the program.

Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Program: is accepting volunteers as the holiday season approaches. Options to contribute include:

•    Contribution of food items. Boxes for donation collection can be found outside the Center for Spirituality in the Golisano Academic Center (Room 151), the Nursing Department in Smyth Hall (Room 244-I), and the Info Desk in the Shults Center.

•    Sponsorship of a family.

•    A monetary donation. All monetary donations should be given to Ruth Santiago in Golisano Academic Center Room 153. Checks should be made payable to Nazareth College with ‘Thanksgiving Basket’ written in the memo line.

•     Help in organizing and delivering the dinner baskets. To volunteer as a basket organizer or driver, sign up on the sheet located above the donation box outside of the Center for Spirituality.

All donations must be received by November 14.

For more information regarding sponsoring a family, receiving a list of needed items and more on how you can get involved in contributing to the creation and or distribution of the baskets please contact Olivia Abbott and Amy Getting at

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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