Our mission is to provide a basket containing a complete Thanksgiving dinner to struggling families within the Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove, Elgin and South Elgin areas in order to bring a sense of hope, knowing that their community cares about them. Each basket will feed a family of five. We’ve created this charity with the purpose of bringing together people who share a desire to help others – knowing that the true gift is in the giving.

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100 Miles for Families in Need

Extra HUGE congratulations to Robert Adam Swiderski on not only completing his first every 100 mile run, but also by taking a step further, and immediately after giving the pre-race pep talk, he walked out the doors and RAN the 65 miles to the starting line the next day!!!! Robert set a goal to raise $3000 to feed 1 family for every one of the 100

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Thanks to our 2018 Board!

Extra Special Thanks to our 2018 board members and planning committee for making our fourth year a success! We almost DOUBLED our impact, and managed to both speed up and streamline the assembly day process, while still keeping it super fun!!! We are always looking for new people interested in helping out, so let us know if you want to join the team for

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2019 Benefit Show a Great Success

Our 4th Annual Basket Brigade Benefit Show was a GREAT success again this year, helping to raise over $2500 to help us feed families-in-need this Thanksgiving. Special Thanks to our Perfomers, Chasing Alice, Medicine Hat Band, and The Waiting Room for donating their time and TALENT to make our Benefit Show a success! We couldn’t have done it without you guys!! Also, brand new

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2 Disney Raffle Winners in 2 Days

TWO Disney Raffle Winners in two days! Congrats to Karl Forgeron for winning our Cici’s Ticket Raffle, and to Majid Zafer for winning our Engaging Speakers Disney Raffle!!! And special thanks to our sponsors for their help in putting together the raffles. Cicis Pizza, and Engaging Speakers. You guys ROCK!!! #DeliveringThanksgiving

Create Your Own Fundraiser in 3 easy steps

Help us to feed local families-in-need, right in your backyard. 🍗🍗🍗 Many of you, our AWESOME SUPPORTERS have already donated, and this is NOT asking you to donate again, but simply spreading the word to your friends and family about the good work that you help us accomplish every year in #deliveringthanksgiving to local area families-in-need. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👧‍👧 It’s SUPER, SUPER easy. Simply click on the link below,

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Board Break-a-thon 2019

Help us deliver 2000 Thanksgiving Dinners to local families-in-need Come join us for a super-fun FUNdraiser!!!! There are 3 ways that you can help out…. 1 – Sponsor a Child or Student – download a pledge form (link below) each pledge of at least $10, your child or student can break up to 3 boards!!! In any way they want, hammer fist, kick, stomp,

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