Support the Peace Basket Project

The Peace Basket Project gears up for its 20th 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 Community 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 While the Professional Women of Kent State University is no longer active, this annual event continues with the support of members of the Kent State community.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 130 baskets were filled and shared with the community.

This year, the event will occur on Dec. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. at the King Kennedy Community Center. There are many ways for the Kent State community to be involved. 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 and cologne. Shoe boxes can make a great “basket” and also are welcome. As an elf, you can join others on Dec. 9 to help sort and set up for the basket filling event, and on Dec. 10, help fill and decorate the baskets. As an Absentee Angel, you can donate funds to help with the purchase of wraps, 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. 28 through noon on Dec. 10 at Kent Student Center, Room 250 (VP-Student Affairs Office).  

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

POSTED: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:07pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:07pm