Delivering Thanksgiving Meals, Kindness and Hope

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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You can Run, Walk, Bike, at your own pace.
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Tony Robbins Talks About The Origins of Basket Brigade

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NBC Chicago Channel 5: 10 Marathons in 10 Days

NBC 5 talks about Robert Adam Swiderski running 10 Marathons in 10 Days to raise awareness, hope and support for Basket Brigade. Way to go Bobby!!!! Watch the video here: October 23, 2020

Basket Brigade Run for Hope 2020

Virtual Fundraiser and Race, at your own level, and at your own pace. The pandemic has changed absolutely everything, and we all know that the NEED is greater this year than ever before. Imagine for a moment, what it would be like to deliver a complete Thanksgiving Day meal to a family who would otherwise not have one, let alone even know where they

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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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2020 Basket Brigade Update

Yes, there WILL BE a Basket Brigade this year, the need is greater than ever! It will, of course, look different, and may be changing right up until delivery day. This year, assuming we are in Illinois Phase 4, we cannot have more than 50 people safely gathered in one location, so we are looking at ways to maximize the DELIVERY experience and volunteers

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Portillos Dine & Share Oct 13, 2020

Simply present your flyer at the participating restaurants on October 13, 2020 between 5pm and 8pm. See Participating Locations below Streamwood Flyer Streamwood (Spanish Flyer) Rolling Meadows FlyerRolling Meadows (Spanish Flyer) Elgin FlyerElgin (Spanish Flyer)  

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. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👧‍👧 https://www.facebook.com/fund/basketbrigadesuburbanchicago/ It’s SUPER, SUPER easy. Simply click on the link below,

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