Food drives. In previous years, the Franciscan Center for Service & Advocacy has also sponsored food drives of our own—helping families gather food to prepare their Thanksgiving dinners. Together with student volunteers, we've donated turkeys to partner agencies for their clients and even put together Thanksgiving baskets for agencies.
Open doors. Another big part of our holiday here is embracing our international students. Prior to Thanksgiving, we hold an annual feast for them. And while many of them travel over break, there are quite a few who stick around campus. Members of the Siena community always invite those few to their homes on Thanksgiving. After all, we're all family here.
Whatever you do on Thursday, we hope you're surrounded by people you love, good food and good laughs. From all of us at Siena, have a happy Thanksgiving!