HELP US DELIVER THANKSGIVING DINNERS TO FAMILIES

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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Watch the story behind our founding


 

 

Tony Robbins Talks About The Origins of Basket Brigade



 

Click Here to Learn More About the Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago


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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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,

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Chicago Tribune Nov 20, 2018

November 20, 2018 – Chicago Tribune article on Basket Brigade! Click here to read the article written on the Tribune Website.

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

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WCGO Interview with Sid and Bill featuring Kerri Kendall

Thanks to our 2018 Volunteers!!

Special Thanks to our 2018 Assembly Crew! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the over 600 Volunteers who showed up to dedicate their time to help us in our mission to deliver 1335 complete Thanksgiving Dinners to area residents, friends, and families in need. A record-setting year!  We almost DOUBLED the number of families served!!  Our volunteers were amazing, the drivers were amazing,

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Bernie’s Book Bank

The Basket Brigade Committee gives back as we volunteer at Bernie’s Book Bank. Bernie’s Book Bank sources, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Bernie’s Book Bank is the leading provider of quality books to at-risk children in the Chicagoland area. Bernie’s Book Bank is named for

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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.