- Festive placemats decorated by the kindergarten students at Blue Point school were included in all the food baskets.
- Scarborough Terrace made up treat bags for seniors living on their own.
- St. Max church invited us to use their hall, and the Southern Maine Warriors basketball team helped with the set up. The team also made cheery greeting cards for the treat bags.
- Scarborough's ACE Hardware helped us stretch a generous private gift even further so we could offer home energy-saving LED lightbulbs, plastic film window kits, and other supplies and thrifty tips to save on electricity and heating costs.
- Biddeford Savings and Stantec hosted food drives to collect nonperishables for the Scarborough Food Pantry which in turn shared "Hannaford Helps" food boxes, enough for every family.
- The Scarborough Rotary Club's youth group (Interact Club) sold bracelets to raise funds for Thanksgiving baskets.
- Dozens of families, businesses, churches and groups, including Blue Point Congregational, Women of the Moose Lodge, Maine Medical Partners, Merry Maids, Girl Scouts of Maine, and many others donated cash or grocery gift cards to sponsor a family's meal or gave nourishing Thanksgiving dinner baskets -- all of them made up with care.
- The Scarborough Library Knitting Group brought gorgeous hand-knit hats, scarves, and mittens - and just in time for cold weather.
- The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) greeted the families and helped us get those heavy food baskets out the door and into waiting cars.