Support the 21st Annual Peace Basket Project

The Peace Basket Project gears up for its 21st year.  The Professional Women of Kent State University started the Peace Basket Project in 1997, when a group of members created baskets of “little things” to share with the residents served by the King Kennedy Center. While the Professional Women of Kent State University is no longer active, this annual event continues with the support of members of the Kent State community. Last year, more than 125 baskets were filled and shared with the community.Volunteers pose for a photo after helping out with last year's Peace Basket Project.

This year, the event will occur on Dec. 9 beginning at 9 a.m. at the King Kennedy Center. The Kent State community can be involved in many ways.

  • As a Santa Shopper, you can donate items that will be used to fill the baskets, such as toiletries, personal grooming products, small toys, books and other children’s items, kitchen items, school supplies, hats, socks, cologne.  Shoe boxes can make a great “basket” and are also welcome. 
  • As an Elf, you can join others on Dec. 8 to help sort and set up for the basket-filling event, and on Dec. 9, help fill and decorate the baskets. 
  • As an Absentee Angel, you can donate funds to help with the purchase of wrap, gift bags, ribbons and bows.
  • As a Holiday Knitter, you can donate your hand-knitted or crocheted scarves and hats.

Donations can be dropped off beginning Nov. 27 through noon on Dec. 8 at the Kent Student Center, Room 250 (Vice president-student affairs office).    

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Barb Boltz at 330-672-1306 or

POSTED: Thursday, November 16, 2017 02:27 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 09:19 AM