Holiday Baskets


The people of Maple have generous hearts. Therefore, each fall, the Maple works with Santa’s Helper in Battle Creek to distribute Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday baskets.  These baskets provide food and gifts for families in need. After receiving the family names from Santa’s Helper, Maple volunteers begin gathering favorite holiday food items to make good Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the family.

  • Frozen Turkey or Fresh Ham
  • A bag of potatoes
  • A gallon of milk
  • Butter
  • A dozen eggs
  • Prepared dressing
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Cranberry sauce or fruit
  • Dessert mix
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Cereal

In addition, for the Christmas baskets, we provide another gift for each family member that was requested at the time of registration. Occasionally, we are able to include special hand-made gifts. We want our families to know they are special.

Registration for Santa’s Helper begins October 1. Darlene Williams at First United Methodist Church (269/963-5567) is the coordinator to sign up to receive or distribute!