Thanksgiving Basket Brigade - Chicago

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade - Chicago MISSION Our mission is to provide a Thanksgiving basket to struggling families within the Chicagoland to bring a sense of hope, knowing that someone within their community cares about them.
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We’ve created this charity with the purpose of bringing together people who recognize the beauty of viewing the world as we do – and who share a desire to help others – knowing that the gift is in the giving. VISION The Basket Brigade was inspired by Tony Robbins childhood experience, growing up in a struggling family when someone knocking on his door with a Thanksgiving basket of food and forever changed his life. This simple gesture of giving turned into an unforgettable memory and led Tony to share his story with others, who would then be able to affect even greater amounts of people in communities throughout the nation. Our vision is to grow our community of volunteers so the gift of giving can grow, and support thousands of struggling families each year at Thanksgiving with the vision that someday these family members can pay forward. Happy Thanksgiving, Shane / Lili / Rob

Can you help us get Thanksgiving dinner to 100 more families by sharing this post with your Facebook friends? Just $50 c...
11/15/2020

Can you help us get Thanksgiving dinner to 100 more families by sharing this post with your Facebook friends? Just $50 can provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family of 5! Please consider supporting the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade by making a monetary donation that will provide grocery store gift cards to Chicago families in need. Every dollar counts. Thank you! https://www.chicagobasketbrigade.org/

🦃 Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and for many Chicago families, putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table thi...
11/06/2020

🦃 Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away and for many Chicago families, putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table this year is more daunting than ever. Did you know that $50 can provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family of 5? Please consider supporting the Thanksgiving Basket Brigade by making a monetary donation that will provide grocery store gift cards to Chicago families in need. https://www.chicagobasketbrigade.org/

Chicago Thanksgiving Basket Brigade is back! We have created a COVID-19 safe plan to serve our community during this cha...
10/31/2020

Chicago Thanksgiving Basket Brigade is back! We have created a COVID-19 safe plan to serve our community during this challenging time.
This year, donations will be used to purchase gift cards from local grocery stores. Each $50 gift card will feed a family of 5 on Thanksgiving Day.
Can you help support our communities that need us more than ever? Every dollar matters! https://www.chicagobasketbrigade.org/

We reached 1,000 families!!! Thank you! We have 500 families that still need to be sponsored, $30 per family. Will you p...
11/12/2019

We reached 1,000 families!!! Thank you!
We have 500 families that still need to be sponsored, $30 per family. Will you please help us with sponsoring more families and inviting those you know to sponsor families? Thank you!
www.chicagobasketbrigade.org

We Need Sponsors! With only 18 days to go before our basket-filling event, we still need a lot more funds to be able to ...
11/05/2019

We Need Sponsors!
With only 18 days to go before our basket-filling event, we still need a lot more funds to be able to put food in our baskets to deliver to families in need. Please tell your friends, family and co-workers to join you in sponsoring families! www.chicagobasketbrigade.org

Another great way to support is to get businesses/organizations to join in donating ~ businesses you own, work for or visit. Business Sponsorships start with sponsoring 100 families! Please PM us here or email us at [email protected] if you know of a business who would like to be a sponsor! Thank you!

Thank you to 3 of this year's sponsors!
Absolute Medical, Cyberhull and Barnett Capital

General Volunteer Registration opens Today, Friday, November 1st at Noon! Be sure to donate and sponsor families while y...
11/01/2019

General Volunteer Registration opens Today, Friday, November 1st at Noon! Be sure to donate and sponsor families while you are there! 😀
We always need more drivers too 🚙!

Welcome Back! We are actively engaged in preparing for this year's Chicago Basket Brigade! AND We Need Your Help!Please ...
10/28/2019

Welcome Back!
We are actively engaged in preparing for this year's Chicago Basket Brigade! AND We Need Your Help!
Please go to our website and generously donate to feed families in need in the Chicagoland area this Thanksgiving!
We are approaching the 25% mark of having the funds to put food in the baskets, and we need your generous donation to make this happen! Please go there now and support us in feeding 1500 families! It starts at only $30 per basket - feeding a family of 5! Thank you in advance! www.chicagobasketbrigade.org

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Merry Christmas to all! 🎅🏼 🎄
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Merry Christmas to all! 🎅🏼 🎄

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We are thankful for YOU! We have a lot of be thankful for. We are grateful for having our largest Basket Brigade ever si...
11/22/2018

We are thankful for YOU!

We have a lot of be thankful for. We are grateful for having our largest Basket Brigade ever since we first started in 2009, which would never have been possible without all of your help!

We are thankful for all of our volunteers, loyal supporters, all of our hundreds of private donors, and sponsors like Cinespace Chicago Film Studios who have been gracious hosts for us two years in a row!

All of YOU helped us make a massive impact on the entire city helping surprise 10,000 people with a Thanksgiving meal. We may never know what impact this random act of kindness will have but it is our hope that down the road at some point they will pay it forward when they can, spreading a ripple of positivity all over Chicago.

From the entire Chicago Basket Brigade team we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!!

Share with us below with something that you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving and we’d greatly appreciate it if you share your memories with us on social media with our hashtag #chibasketbrigade

11/19/2018

What an amazing day of giving back! On behalf of the entire Chicago Basket Brigade team we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our loyal supporters and volunteers that donated their most valuable resource, your time, to help members in need within our community.

Close to 1000 of you showed up this morning to help us surprise 2100 families in need all over our city to ensure they can have a warm Thanksgiving dinner together. Thanks to your giving spirit we collectively made an impact on close to 10,000 people today!

Thank you for helping us put the GIVING back into Thanksgiving. We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving with your families!

Prepping and planning for the big day tomorrow!! 🦃 #chibasketbrigade
11/17/2018

Prepping and planning for the big day tomorrow!! 🦃 #chibasketbrigade

Amanda Puck and her AMAZING team at Mariano's in Bucktown helping us load up all of the food for this Sunday!
11/16/2018

Amanda Puck and her AMAZING team at Mariano's in Bucktown helping us load up all of the food for this Sunday!

11/16/2018

Less than 3 days away from our big assembly day!! Get excited and inspired to help us recreate the magic of the day of selfless giving helping our fellow Chicagoans by doing a search of our hashtag on social media, #chibasketbrigade, and see what kind of impact we are making.

We want to thank Mariano's for helping us big time this year and providing us with all of our food and turkeys that will...
11/14/2018

We want to thank Mariano's for helping us big time this year and providing us with all of our food and turkeys that will be warming up 2100 surprised families all over the city this Thanksgiving! 🦃

Thanks to LYONSCG’s generous donation 100 more families will be surprised with a bountiful basket full food for Thanksgi...
11/05/2018

Thanks to LYONSCG’s generous donation 100 more families will be surprised with a bountiful basket full food for Thanksgiving this year!

We still need more families sponsored and less than 14 days left!

If you know of any other businesses that would like to donate or if you would like to make an individual donation you can do so on our website.

www.chicagobasketbrigade.org

11/01/2018

Thank you to our long time supporter and local business, General Iron Industries! Thanks to their generous donation 167 more families will be surprised with a Thanksgiving meal this year!

We still have a ways to go to meet our goal this year and only 17 days left!

If you’d like to help our cause by making a donation and/or volunteer to drive and help deliver these baskets of food you can do so on our website.

www.chicagobasketbrigade.org

Happy Halloween!  🎃 Aside from pumpkin pie, what’s your favorite #Thanksgiving dessert or dish?  #chibasketbrigade 🦃
10/31/2018

Happy Halloween! 🎃

Aside from pumpkin pie, what’s your favorite #Thanksgiving dessert or dish? #chibasketbrigade 🦃

WE NEED YOUR HELP!Thank you for your continued support of the Chicago Basket Brigade! NOW is the time to sponsor familie...
10/16/2018

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Thank you for your continued support of the Chicago Basket Brigade! NOW is the time to sponsor families in need!

We are about to place our food orders to feed these families in need - and we need more families sponsored to be able to order the food to fill the baskets.
Will you help?

Please go to this link to sponsor families and encourage your family & friends to do the same. Feel free to share it on social media as well.

https://www.chicagobasketbrigade.org/sponsor-a-family/

We need to have at least 1,250 families sponsored to be able to order the food.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Driver registration is NOW open!! Sign up to help us deliver baskets of food. This is one of the most rewarding parts of...
10/15/2018

Driver registration is NOW open!! Sign up to help us deliver baskets of food. This is one of the most rewarding parts of the day as you get to see the surprised and grateful reactions of the families we serve. Sign up now! 🙂 🦃

https://www.chicagobasketbrigade.org/volunteer/

Hello Brigadiers! It’s that time of year again! Believe it or not this year will be the 10th Thanksgiving we’ve been sur...
10/02/2018

Hello Brigadiers! It’s that time of year again! Believe it or not this year will be the 10th Thanksgiving we’ve been surprising underserved families all over the city with a basket of food!

This year we want to commemorate our 10th year by feeding the most amount of families in our history of 2500 which will make a direct impact on over 12,000 people all over Chicago!

We won’t be able to do it without your help and support. So please join us for our October $1 a day challenge!

Pledge $1 a day throughout the month and help feed a family in need. $30 feeds a family of 5 this Thanksgiving.

This October enroll your workplace, your organization, church, family, Facebook friends to join you!

Goto https://www.chicagobasketbrigade.org/sponsor-a-family now to sponsor families! Thank you!!

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It was great seeing so many volunteers from such diverse backgrounds coming together to support others. Thank you.
It is 1:30 PM on delivery Saturday, and I’m wondering if you still need drivers. Should we come back?
Keep those donations rolling in!
Wishing you and your team a Happy Thanksgiving--and much success with the Basket Brigade!
It's so exciting to see that 50 friends have already liked this page. Encourage your friends to share this page and contribute to this worthwhile endeavor😎
I'm trying to find out where the lotion is for this year. We signed up to deliver but have not gotten an email yet on where or when? We want to help so please let us know.
Hi! Do you have an event page for Facebook that we can use to post/share and create awareness?
When can we sign-up to be a delivery driver?