Basket Brigade? What is Basket Brigade?
“A Thanksgiving Basket Brigade is where a group of local individuals, families, and volunteers come together in the spirit of contribution and help hundreds of families in and around the Space Coast to have the blessing of a Thanksgiving meal.”
We are new to the area but when we came across this Space Coast Basket Brigade on Facebook… we knew we wanted to get involved. We wanted to help those in our community.
How did we get involved?
We simply donated some jars of gravy.
And then this afternoon we were able to go and help unloaded boxes and sort the food into tables. We had a wonderful time volunteering. The girls did a great job “helping”.
We sorted donate items onto the tables that had the item listed. This was a very organized and well run event. They had many volunteers… but my favorite was watching my girls get involved. Team work girls… great job!
I know many many people were part of making this happen. I am super impressed with their goal of 1500 baskets to help those in need. They started out back in 2009 with only 4 baskets. Last year they did over 1000… and this year their goal is 1500 baskets… SIMPLY AMAZING!
We were blessed to donate some time and help sort through the donations. I loved being there and dancing, telling the girls to stop messing around, and saying go put this in the green bean pile. YEA… we had a lot of fun!
A few times.. I found them outside taking a water break. It was hot in the gym and it was nice and refreshing outside.
After our water break… we got back to work!
And Jayd even ran a few stairs! After about an hour they pretty much were done.. helping. But I was super proud of them for donating gravy and time!
It was such a sweet experience!
I even found one young man amongst the donations who did this all on his own in his own neighborhood and collected needed items.
Amazing people out there!
Thank you Basket Brigade for allowing my girls to donate time and help such a great community cause!
Good Luck Basket Brigade we hope you reach your goal!
I was super impressed with the volunteers tonight… they seemed super happy to be there and help sort for tomorrow’s big day of putting together the baskets!!
I think this year’s space coast basket brigade is going to be a winner!
To those amazing people out there… who do so much, who donate so much, who organize wonderful events like this… bless you!
I have had a family member in the past who did not get thanksgiving one year and this would have been a blessing in his life. To those of you who are receiving a basket… may you have a blessed thanksgiving!