The goal of the Christmas Basket Drive is to raise $20,000 to buy 1,000 Christmas meals for qualifying residents of Corinth and Alcorn County.
“This holiday season is truly the time of giving and to help others who are truly in need,” said Drive Chairman Steve Icardi. “And we’re asking people to reach deep into their pockets to help out. The level of need is great.”
Financial contributions to the program can be made in memory or in honor of friends, co-workers or family members. Acknowledgments for donors will begin appearing in the Daily Corinthian on Tuesday and continue daily until Christmas.
Donations can be made to the Christmas Basket Fund, c/o Daily Corinthian, P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, Miss. 38835.
Be sure to include the name of the person being honored if living or the the name or names of the people deceased if the donation is made in their memory. Also include the names of the people or person making the donation — or the name of the business or organization — especially if it’s a different name than what is printed on the check.
Donations are currently being accepted, and the fund will continue until Christmas Day.
Applications for the Christmas baskets are now being accepted at the Daily Corinthian office on Harper Road. They will also be printed inside the newspaper for the next week. Applications can be submitted inside the front entrance of the Daily Corinthian office during the weekdays until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. The office will be closed for Thanksgiving.
Applicants should include two working phone numbers. Those approved for Christmas baskets will be called at home beginning Tuesday, Dec. 11. The basket will be handed out at the Crossroads Arena on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Each basket will contain a canned 15-ounce whole chicken, green beans, whole kernel corn, yams, five pounds of flour, five pounds of cornmeal, four pounds of sugar, fresh apples, either crackers or vanilla wafers, canned soup, pinto beans, chicken and dumplings, macaroni and cheese and canned peaches.