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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 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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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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