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Welcome to the 9th annual Seattle Basket Brigade 2014 !

 

Video summary of the 2013 Seattle Basket Brigade
A
mazing video by Brenda Asterino & assistance by Luke Papineau
showing the impact, energy and spirit of 300 wonderful heartfelt volunteers on our community.

(Please “LIKE” and share this video with others – Facebook etc).

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Pictures of our event will be posted soon – stay tuned !
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Interview by Dayna Mink-Coats (‘Kids Care’ radio show host – Radio Disney Seattle) with coordinator Les Berenson MD (Nov. 10th, 2013)
History, background, vision, teen involvement of there Seattle Basket Brigade
(Takes a few minutes to download)

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|SeattleTimes article about the Seattle Basket Brigade
Originally published Wednesday, November 24, 2010

seattle times article - Seattle Basket Brigade 2010

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When a community comes together to make a difference – MAGIC HAPPENS!
Our mission is to bring the community together to feed families in need for Thanksgiving.

In 2013 volunteers from all over WA. state came together to assemble 390 baskets with turkeys – then delivered them to people in the need,
feeding approximately 1600 people in the Greater Seattle / Puget Sound area.

Many of our recipients were families utilizing huge food banks serving many needy people in the north and south greater seattle area so pressure was taken off rthe food banks in this time of need:

Food banks and recipients served in 2013
A) University Food Bank
 (No. Seattle)
B) Highline Food Bank (in Burien),
C) North Help Line Food Bank (Lake City Way area)
D) INA MAKKA program of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
E) (and MANY other families throughout the area)

We had a great volunteer party - great music,  wonderful friends,
and Incredible food from some of the best Seattle restaurants –
Thai, Indian, Greek food and great Pizza., and a smoked organic turkey.
 
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TEEN PROGRAM – The Seattle Basket Brigade is
GREAT FOR KIDS TO PARTICIPATE and
an amazing experience to share with your family and kids.
Kids helping out can get COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS.

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CAN I DONATE / OR MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION
Yes, if you would like to support the Basket Brigade and cannot join us the day of,
you are more than welcome to donate. We need as many donations this year to get
our 300 baskets. You can also make a financial donation by clicking the link below and
we will purchase the food for you. Every penny counts and we appreciate it.
Do you have contacts (friends or companies) that may be willing to donate, or
can ask their employees to get involved donating & volunteering.
Please make donations checks to: Seattle Basket Brigade.
6603 Aurora Ave No. Seattle, WA 98103
Checks are preferable to Paypal (Paypal takes out a fee –
limiting your donation) 
To make a donation using Paypal   –> www.TinyURL.com/SeattleBasketBrigade

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WHAT IS THE THANKSGIVING BASKET BRIGADE
Thanksgiving Basket Brigade is where a group of local individuals and volunteers
come together in the spirit of contribution and help hundreds of families in and
around the greater Seattle area to have the blessing of a Thanksgiving meal.Each person can donate towards our basket brigade. $45 provides a turkey and large basket of food lasting family 2-3 days.   We buy the food and then on the Sat. before Thanksgiving we gather to create beautiful Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need
in our community.After the baskets are packed up we pair up with friends, family members, and new acquaintances and drive out to deliver the baskets to the families ourselves.WHO RECEIVES THE THANKSGIVING BASKETS|
Families include those who are in need, families who may have illnesses, lost parents, lost jobs, senior citizens, women and children who are starting over after leaving abusive relationships, and more. Most of us do not tell the families that the food is from us, instead that we are delivery people (Instructions are given to the drivers).