Delivering Thanksgiving Meals, Kindness and Hope

Our mission begins by providing complete Thanksgiving dinners to local area families-in-need, while, at the same time, delivering a message of hope, knowing that their community cares about them. Since we believe that the secret to LIVING is GIVING, we also focus on the growth-of-the-giver, both young and old, hosting an annual assembly and delivery day which is often as impactful to our volunteers as it is to our recipients.

Thanksgiving dinners are delivered to families residing in Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Carpentersville, Elgin and South Elgin.

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Watch the story behind our founding

Tony Robbins Talks About The Origins of Basket Brigade


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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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2021 Basket Brigade Shoe Drive Fundraiser!

Looking for a way to help us feed 3500 families a complete Thanksgiving dinner in 2021? Join our Shoe Drive planning team! We are looking to have drop off locations in all of our 10 communities of Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Carpentersville, Elgin, and South Elgin. It takes a village, and we will need plenty of volunteers to

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Help Deliver & Assemble Baskets

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10 Town Turkey Trot

Running dressed as a Turkey from one town to the next to raise awareness for our efforts to feed local families-in-need this Thanksgiving Run, Fundraise, Feed Families. In order to raise awareness in each of the ten communities we serve, the Basket Brigade of Suburban Chicago will be doing a forty mile run, dressed as a turkey through each of the ten communities we

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2021 Basket Brigade Update

Believe it or not, planning has already begun for Basket Brigade 2021!! We have lots of energy and enthusiasm coming off of our 2020 event, which considering it was done during the pandemic was very inspirational! This year’s goal: to Deliver Thanksgiving to 3500 local area families in need!!!! This is a big goal, and we will need YOUR support to make it happen!

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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

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. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👦👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👧‍👧 It’s SUPER, SUPER easy. Simply click on the link below,

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