Holiday Baskets for Families in Need

By Jared Mandel

Holiday Baskets for Families in Need

October 15, 2012 Updated Oct 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Local residents are getting some much-needed help from Catholic Charities of Broome County this holiday season.

The organization is holding a Holiday Sign Up at St. Mary's Parish for families and individuals who would like to receive a Thanksgiving basket.

The three-day sign up will take place from noon until 6 pm, Monday through Wednesday.

Baskets are put together by individuals, patrons and service groups.

"Typically you get a Thanksgiving turkey or a gift certificate for a turkey," said Lori Accardi, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Broome County. "You also get the fixings that go along with the dinner."

Residents of Vestal, Endicott or Endwell can sign up at Mother Teresa's Cupboard on Garfield Avenue in Endicott.

Catholic Charities is also allowing people to sign up for their Christmas program at St. Mary's Parish Center.