• Donate $25 and feed 1 family of 5
  • Donate $75 and feed 3 families of 5
  • Donate $124 and feed 5 families of 5

What began as a small church project for a husband and wife almost two decades ago has grown into an incredible blessing for more than 22,000 people each year. Terry and Judith Ann Mason began by donating seven boxes of food to those in need. 

Terry lost Judith Ann to cancer, but with the help of time and money from so many wonderful individuals, groups, and companies, Terry has dedicated his life to bringing the dream Judy and he shared to help those who are less fortunate every holiday season.  

Make Your Donation

The Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Project is a partnership with the United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois, a 501(c)3 for charitable purpose and your donation is tax deductible. We allow for matching gifts from your employer.

Make checks payable to: Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Project
Mail to: The United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois, 201 West Eldorado St, Decatur IL 62526

Checks are also accepted

QUESTIONS? Contact the United Way at 217-422-8537 or email Julia Livingston at jlivingston0815@gmail.com 

WHEN: Saturdays, November 9, 16, and 23 from 9 - 10 a.m. (Boxing days) 

Sunday, November 24 at 3 p.m. (Large packing day)

WHERE: Hickory Point Mall, old Sears store (enter through the back), Forsyth, IL 

WHAT: Help us package and prepare the Thanksgiving baskets. We prepare 4,000 baskets in 3 weeks!

WHO: Anyone. Families, grandparents, groups, companies, children (5 years and older must be accompanied by an adult).