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Make Holiday Peace Baskets

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The Peace Basket Project gears up for its 22nd year. This annual event started in 1997 and continues with the support of members of the Kent State University community, by providing gift bags, baskets and boxes filled with “little things” for the King Kennedy community. Last year over 115 baskets were filled and shared at the King Kennedy Community Center holiday party.

There are many ways for the Kent State community to be involved:

  • As a Santa Shopper: Donate items that will be used to fill the baskets, such as toiletries, personal grooming products, small toys, books and other children's items, kitchen items, school supplies, hats, socks, cologne. Shoe boxes can make a great “basket” and are also welcome.

  • As an Elf Helper: Join others on Dec. 7, from 12:30 – 3 p.m. to help sort and set up for the Saturday event at the King Kennedy Community Center.

  • As an Elf: Come on Dec. 8 to help fill and decorate the baskets from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at the King Kennedy Community Center.

  • As an Absentee Angel: Donate funds to help with the purchase wrap, gift bags, ribbons and bows.

  • As a Holiday Knitter: Donate your hand knitted or crocheted scarves and hats.

Donations can be dropped off beginning Nov. 26 through noon on Dec. 7 at Kent Student Center, Room 250 (VP-Student Affairs Office).

If you plan to attend, please contact Barb Boltz, 330-672-1306,

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Location: King Kennedy Community Center, 6660 Garfield Rd, Ravenna, OH 44266