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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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