news-2018

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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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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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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Making it Matter – Feb 2018

Basket Brigade Executive Director, and owner of Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail in Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Illinois was recently honored at the Alliance Franchise Brands annual convention for being a business owner who is “Making It Matter” Alliance Franchise Brands CEO, Michael Marcantonio selected the recipients of this honor by looking at franchisees who are going beyond simple donations and putting their hearts and

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