|Special Denim Day set for Mortar Board turkey basket drive|
Every year UND's Mortar Board chapter provides all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner to families in the Greater Grand Forks community who are in need. Approximately 700 families will receive a basket, sized to fit their family. A special Denim Day will be held Friday, Nov. 16, to help support this community-wide project.
Red River Valley Community Action assists with registration, and Associated Potato Growers donates 4,000 pounds of potatoes. Businesses within the community generously donate money to help out, and other UND student organizations conduct food drives and raise funds on their own. Red River High School National Honor Society trick-or-treats for canned food for the project, and the UND ROTC building provides use of the building for the distribution of the turkey baskets. The Turkey Basket Drive would not be possible without the great support of UND and the Greater Grand Forks community.
So, wear your denim Friday, Nov. 16, wear your button, and pay your building coordinator what you feel you can afford.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-775-5066