Thanksgiving meals and memories

Springfield | December 21, 2018
Thanksgiving Basket program gives patients and caregivers memories for a lifetime

Amid towering piles of pumpkin pies and stacks of stuffed grocery sacks, PeaceHealth caregivers in Springfield, Oregon volunteer every year to make sure others have a warm, memorable Thanksgiving meal to share with their families.

Several years ago, volunteers created the program known as Thanksgiving Baskets. They purchase or collect all of the goods for a special holiday meal with funds from generous donors to the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation. The annual heart-warming tradition brings smiles to many faces and even a few tears to the eyes of those who receive these special gifts.