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, 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.
Thanks to our 2017 Board!
Extra Special Thanks to our 2017 board members and planning committee for making our second year a success! We are always looking for new people interested in helping out, so let us know if you want to join the team for 2018!
Thanks to our 2017 Volunteers!!
Special Thanks to our 2017 Assembly Crew! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the over 300 Volunteers who showed up to dedicate their time to help us in our mission to deliver 763 complete Thanksgiving Dinners to area residents, friends, and families in need. A record-setting year! We had so many volunteers that we filled all the parking lots at the Park District,
Thanks to our 2016 Volunteers!!
Special Thanks to our 2016 Assembly Crew! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the over 200 Volunteers who showed up to dedicate their time to help us in our mission to deliver 268 complete Thanksgiving Dinners to area residents, friends, and families in need.
Chicago Tribune Nov 22, 2017
November 22, 2017 – Chicago Tribune article on Basket Brigade! Click here to read the article written on the Tribune Website. Click Here to See the PDF version
Chicago Parent Nov 2017 Issue
Make the most of Thanksgiving in Chicago Get your kids giving Put the giving into this year’s Thanksgiving when you and your family join the Basket Brigade, which assembles and delivers Thanksgiving baskets to thousands of families in need. The Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago will meet at the Streamwood Park District Community Center at 9 a.m. on Nov. 18. Children are welcome to
WCGO Interview with Sid and Bill featuring Kerri Kendall
Bears vs Packers Raffle – Drawing Sep 22, 2018
The NFL’s oldest rivalry!!! Bears vs Packers, at Soldier Field! Sunday, December 16, 2018 Noon (unless flex scheduling changes the time) Raffle is for (2) tickets to the game, in the South End Zone, great seats!!! Drawing to be held September 22, 2018 at our Benefit Show at Bannerman’s Sports Bar & Grill in Bartlett, IL. Drawing will be done Facebook
Benefit Concert for Basket Brigade
Help us to deliver complete Thanksgiving dinners to 1500 local area families this year!!! Join us for our third annual Benefit Concert. We have three great bands lined up to ROCK THE HOUSE!! We’ll also have all kinds of awesome Raffle Prizes, Silent Auctions, and the big raffle, (2) tickets to the Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field December 16th!! 6:00p
Board Break-a-thon Fundraiser
Help us deliver 1500 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,