Our Thanksgiving holiday has long been a tradition of spending time with our families, eating too much, watching football games and taking afternoon naps.
And although I cherish this time spent with my family over a delicious meal; I wonder what happened to the Giving part of Thanksgiving?
This year, I am making it my goal to help in feeding 20+ struggling families by delivering food baskets in person, on Thanksgiving morning.
When I first decided to do something to help those less fortunate on Thanksgiving, I was simply going to organize a canned food drive and call it a day.
But then I began to think of the countless families, much like mine growing up, who struggle to create a special Thanksgiving experience for their children, because of lack of means.
And many of the families that need the most help also have too much pride to ‘raise their hand’ for help.
Thinking of the children, mothers, fathers and grandparents who would not be able to take the day to celebrate it the way most of us will – full of food and joy, broke my heart. And it’s with that, my focus changed to create an amazing experience for those families and children by personally delivering food baskets to them.
I want to personally reach out to you and ask you to join my effort in feeding a struggling family on this Thanksgiving.
We will be organizing a massive effort to put together beautifully filled baskets of food and personally delivering them to designated families – showing them that strangers do in fact care.
Besides the experience we will be creating for the families, an equally, if not stronger experience will be gifted to you and I as the GIVERS.
Between the Gifted and the Giver; the greatest gift goes to the latter.
Now although we will be focused on gathering food, the true gift isn’t in the items.
The true gift we will be giving is = HOPE.
Hope that the world is full of good and hard times will not last.
The gift to us, the givers, is: in spite of all of our stress and problems we feel, we’re already rich and have everything we need. And by giving, we fill our hearts with more love than we can handle.
There are several ways you can help. Please see the list of needs and fill out the form with your commitment to help in order to participate.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your generosity in helping create a magical Thanksgiving day for families that need our help.
-SteveYes I Want To Be Part Of The Basket Brigade
There are several ways you can help and participate. Please fill out the form below and let us know how you would like to help so we can commit to helping more families! (Even the smallest of donations, brings us closer to our goal).
Basket Brigade Leader – By being a Brigade Leader, you will be committing to putting together a complete basket and delivering it to a designated family. The best way to be a brigade leader is to enlist your friends and family to help you build your basket, so that the entire burden doesn’t fall on to you. The brigade leaders and their helpers will experience what giving is all about to the fullest by hand delivering a beautiful basket to the home of each family. *Each brigade leader will only deliver to a single family unless you commit to more than one basket.
Basket Donator – By being a Basket Donator, you are committing to donating basket items from the Basket Shopping List. Your items will help us build bountiful baskets. You may donate as much or as little as you are comfortable with – no donation is too small. Please fill out the form below with your committed items.
Brigade Helper – By being a Brigade Helper, you are committing to contributing your time, energy and special talents to the mission at hand. As you can imagine, organizing the logistics to meet our goal of feeding 20+ struggling families would be impossible without the help of dedicated and caring volunteers. If you elect to be a brigade helper, you can expect to help in the following ways: call outreach organizations, pack food baskets, shop for items (with donations), create delivery lists, connect with volunteers, etc. **I know how busy you are so do not worry about over committing your time. Each task will be small and doable and your tasks will be handed out as needed. Please fill out the form below if you would like to be a helper.
Junior Brigaders – It’s my vision that besides food and Thanksgiving items, we also fill these baskets with love and messages of encouragement and hope. Enlisting your children to be Junior Brigaders is a great way to get them involved by having them make Thanksgiving decorations, handmade cards and anything their imaginations can conceive. These items will be added inside every basket. Remember the mission: we are delivering HOPE, not just food. Please fill out the form below if you would like to enlist your children as Junior Brigaders!
Other Ways To Help Our Mission
Brigade Sponsor – Brigade Sponsors help by generously giving (in any amount) monetary donations. All donations will be collected through this special Paypal link: I would Like To Donate
Become A Basket Sponsor NOW!
Brigade Burner – To help make this an epic Thanksgiving event, I am personally committing to donating $50 from every person that joins my 28-Day Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungry program between now and Thanksgiving. This is the perfect opportunity if your goal is to lose fat or keep fat off this holiday season. Not only will you get into awesome shape but you will also be donating $50 which will help us feed more families. To find out how you can join my 28-Day Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungry, click the link.
Burn The Fat, Feed The Hungry!
Please include how how you would like to help in the form below. You can volunteer in any number of ways you’d like. All help is needed and greatly appreciated!