Staff Senate’s Thanksgiving Basket Drive a Success

The UMB Staff Senate’s Community Outreach Committee led another successful, month-long Thanksgiving Basket Drive, right on the tail of its hugely successful Back to School Drive, to benefit families in the University’s neighboring communities.

Many of the benefactors were neighbors who frequent the UMB Community Engagement Center for activities and programs such as weekly line dancing, legal clinics, workforce initiatives, and other programming at the direct request of UMB’s neighbors.

Collection bins were placed in buildings around campus and monitored by senators designated for each location. This year, donations supported more than 120 local families that included CURE Scholar families, Community Engagement Center stakeholders, and families with children attending West Baltimore K-12 partner schools.

Brian Sturdivant Community Service, For B'more, PeopleNovember 27, 20172 commentsCommunity Engagement, community outreach, CURE Scholar, UMB Staff Senate, University of Maryland Baltimore.


  1. Yan Sun

    A picture is worth than a thousand words. When I brought my collected donation items to the room, I saw the team of volunteers helped with many bags of goodies collected by UMB staff senators at different campus locations, everybody was smiling and cheering!
    Glad to be part of this Thanksgiving Basket Drive event. It was very touching to see people contributed and donated. “Sharing is caring”, it means a lot, especially at this holiday season!

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