Past Events

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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Benefit Concert for Basket Brigade 2019

Help us to deliver complete Thanksgiving dinners to 1500 local area families this year!!! Join us for our fourth annual Benefit Concert. We have two great bands lined up to ROCK THE HOUSE!! Chasing Alice and Medicine Hat Bands are here to help us raise money to feed 2000 families in 2019. And, for the first time, we have an Improv Comedy Troupe, The

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Disney Ticket Raffle BB – Drawing Sept 14, 2019

The most magical place on earth!!! Raffle is for (4) one day park hopper tickets to Disney World. Drawing to be held at our Benefit Show on September 14, 2019.  We will also stream is live on Facebook Live, so be sure to tune in, buy some raffle tickets, show our support and help us feed 2000 families this year!!! Raffle is for (4)

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Running for Families in Need – the first 100 miles

Hello, my name is Robert Swiderski. Ten years ago, in 2009, during this time of the year, my life changed forever. The lesson I learned is that people really do care, if they only have the opportunity to express themselves in a meaningful way, for a person or cause they really believe in. I was the recipient of a couple bags of food, just

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Board Break-a-thon 2019

Help us deliver 2000 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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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

2017 Benefit Concert

Visit our Facebook Page to see photos from our second Benefit Show. Chasing Alice and U.F.C. rocked the house, and helped us raise money to feed area families. https://www.facebook.com/1501249456864382/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1917988571857133

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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Assembly Day, Basket Brigade 2016

Visit our Facebook Page to see photos from our 2nd Basket Brigade. Over 200 volunteers help us to deliver 268 Baskets to 1340 happy recipients! https://www.facebook.com/pg/basketbrigadesuburbanchicago/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1740307482958577  

Assembly Day, Basket Brigade 2017 – Nov 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017 Assembly / Delivery Day Community Center – Streamwood Park District 777 S. Bartlett Road Streamwood, IL 60107

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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Culver’s Fundraiser – Oct 11, 2017

Join us at Culver’s on Wednesday, October 11 from 12pm – 8pm. Bring your family and friends; enjoy great food to help raise money in support of Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago! Just tell them you are there to support our cause when you place your order. Culvers 1800 Wise Rd Schaumburg, IL 60193 Learn more on our Facebook Event Page