Events (past)

Recapping our 2020 Pandemic Event

While Thanksgiving is a once-a-year event, our Board and Committee work year-round to plan, fund-raise, coordinate and get everything ready for a smooth event. With 2,000 families fed in 2019, we decided that 2020 families for 2020 had a great ring to it. When the Pandemic began in early 2020, we truly worried that donations and philanthropy would be a casualty of budget cuts

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Basket Brigade 2020

Join us as we Deliver Thanksgiving to local area families-in-need!!!2020 will look different, just like it does with virtually every 2020 event. The need is even GREATER this year with Covid than it has ever been, so we’re gonna keep smiling, and keep delivering meals for Thanksgiving, however that has to look. This year, in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the

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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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Basket Brigade 2019

Join us for another AMAZING year of giving back!!! Saturday, November 23rd – 9am This year our goal is to deliver 2000 complete Thanksgiving dinners to local area families in need!!! That’s 10,000 people!!!!! We need “all hands on deck” for this one!!! Did we mention, 10,000 people!!!! Let’s do this!!!!! Assembly Day will be at:Tefft Middle School1100 Shirley Avenue Streamwood, IL 60107 Photos

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Engaging Speakers Disney Raffle – Drawing Oct 1, 2019

The most magical place on earth!!! But more importantly than the trip, is the mission.  Join us to help Engaging Speakers support the Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago in their mission to deliver complete Thanksgiving Dinners to local area families-in-need. The Walt Disney Corporation has graciously donated these tickets to the Basket Brigade to use as a fundraiser.  It’s the perfect opportunity for you

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Cicis Pizza Disney Raffle – Drawing Sep 30, 2019

The most magical place on earth!!! But more importantly than the trip, is the mission.  Join us to help Cicis Pizza in Streamwood support the Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago in their mission to deliver complete Thanksgiving Dinners to local area families-in-need. The Walt Disney Corporation has graciously donated these tickets to the Basket Brigade to use as a fundraiser.  It’s the perfect opportunity

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Hanover Park Cops Day 2018

The Hanover Park Police Department will be hosting our 22nd Annual COPS Day Picnic on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 5-8p.m. followed by a movie-in-the-park featuring Disney’s “Coco” at dusk. The picnic will be held at Community Park, 1919 Walnut Avenue. The park is located on the southwest corner of Church Street and Walnut Avenue. The picnic will include an emergency vehicle display, a

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Bartlett National Night Out 2018

Enjoy a special evening at Bartlett Park with the Village of Bartlett, Bartlett Park District and Bartlett Fire Protection District. This award winning community event, in its 25th year in Bartlett, is scheduled to include: free food, giveaways, local business displays, a watermelon eating contest, face painting, a balloon twister, an inflatable slide, a dunk tank, golf & archery skills exhibits, panning for gold

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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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Becoming Unstoppable – 4/14/18

Two World Class Speakers in One Amazing Day Discover Your Focus: • How to move forward with absolute certainty on a successful outcome • Learn how to focus on a single task to overcome anything • Gain control over your life circumstances through renewed focus • Break through your limiting beliefs of “I can’t” and “it’s not possible” • How to move towards your

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Basket Brigade 2018

Join us for another AMAZING year of giving back!!! This year our goal is to deliver 1500 complete Thanksgiving dinners to local area families in need!!! Assembly Day will be at Hoffman Estates High School1100 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169 Photos from our 2017 Event…


Flex Drive 2018

Welcome Flex Employees. Thanks for donating to our Flex Drive 2018!!! Flex will MATCH donations up to $250 towards the great work that Basket Brigade does. This is FANTASTIC!  Please pick your donation amount below. Thanks for your donation


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

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Benefit Concert for Basket Brigade 2018

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

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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,

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Disney Ticket Raffle – Drawing Nov 2, 2017

The most magical place on earth!!! Raffle is for (4) one day park hopper tickets to Disney World. Drawing to be held Facebook Live, November 2, 2017 SOLD OUT Minimum of 20 tickets sold for raffle to be drawn. (4) One-Day Park Hopper tickets, valued at $648.00, are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical one-day experience at our unique

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Bowling for Baskets – Sep 9, 2017

Bowling fundraiser at Poplar Creek Bowl to support our goal of feeding 500 local families this Thanksgiving! Join us at Poplar Creek Bowl 2354 W Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates 1:30p-3:30p Bowling 3:30p-6:00p raffles and fun Your ticket includes bowling, shoes, unlimited food and non-alcoholic drinks. Come, show your support, and help us in our effort to Deliver Thanksgiving to 500 local area families this

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Bears vs Packers Raffle – Drawing Sep 29, 2017

The NFL’s oldest rivalry!!!      Bears vs Packers, at Soldier Field!      Sunday, November 12, 2017 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 29, 2017 at our Benefit Show at the Chicago Loop Sports Bar in Streamwood. Purchase Tickets Below *** BE

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Assembly Day, Basket Brigade 2015

Visit our Facebook Page to see photos from our very first Basket Brigade, in the midst of a BLIZZARD that dropped over 16″ of snow around the area, we still had over 120 volunteers help us to deliver 195 Baskets to 975 happy recipients! https://www.facebook.com/pg/basketbrigadesuburbanchicago/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1524243947898266