CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A Cape Girardeau hospital and its employees donate Thanksgiving gift basket meals annually to Community Counseling Centers to distribute to families in need.
For 26 years Saint Francis Medical Center has given the baskets to families in need living in Community Counseling Center's area that includes Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Perry and Ste. Genevieve Counties. Each basket contains a turkey, vegetables, rolls and a pie. The hospital donates the turkeys and employees take up collections for the other basket items.
This year, 35 gift baskets will be shared and enjoyed by 84 adults and 98 children. Supervisors from each CCC office collect the names of families and assign gift baskets to Community Support Workers who deliver them to their respective clients.