“One small act of generosity on the part of one caring person can transform the lives of hundreds. It takes only one light to dispel the darkness, and even just one basket can bring hope to a family.”
On the 21st of December, 400 volunteers will get together to deliver 500 Christmas food hampers to Glasgow families in need.
Glasgow’s first Basket Brigade came to life in October 2019, Inspired by the Yes Group, "London Basket Brigade". This Glasgow female-led initiative is fully committed to bringing the magic of Christmas alive through connection, contribution and giving back in our community.
The London and Glasgow groups are both part of the Tony Robbins Foundation initiative which has chapters world-wide.
The idea of the Basket Brigade originally began in the US nearly 40 years ago when Tony Robbins, aged just 17, fed two families on Thanksgiving Day.
The Basket Brigade is now a 100% volunteer run international program dedicated to feeding those in need and built on a simple notion: “one small act of generosity on the part of one caring person can transform the lives of hundreds”.
Each year thousands of volunteers come together around the world and provide baskets of food and household items for an estimated 4 million people annually.
We are excited and ready to become part of this important world-wide movement and to launch our Basket Brigade chapter in our beautiful city of Glasgow!
Join us on the 21st of December on a day to remember to help us deliver Christmas magic and love to families in need.
To bring the Glasgow Basket Brigade to life we rely 100% on donations and the kindness of others. We welcome all support.
WHAT'S IN A FOOD BASKET?
Watch our fun Glasgow Basket Brigade video here
WAYS TO HELP - SPONSOR A BASKET
It costs approximately £15 to feed a family of four. Please donate generously, sponsor a basket or give what you can.
We also welcome corporate donations.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Visit www.glasgowbasketbrigade.org.uk for more information
WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR?
Although we are a part of the Tony Robbins Foundation we are our own seperate entity and therefore have a completely seperate legal formation. We are a newly registered Community Interest Company (Glasgow Basket Brigade CIC: Company Number, 649722.
100% of donated money will be used buy everything needed to make & deliver Christmas food baskets to deliver a Christmas dinner basket to 500 Glasgow families in need.
Baskets feed families of 1-2, 3-4 and 4-6 people.
Quanitites of 500 +
* Event insurance - £200+
* Website - £30 monthly
* G-Suite emails - £25 monthly
Basket contents - donated Items:
* Baking trays
* Christmas puddings
Basket contents - partially donated (we may need to make up numbers)
* Christmas crackers
* Mr Kipling mince pies
* Paxo stuffing
* Bird's custard
Basket contents - to be purchased
* Brussell sprouts
* Christmas cards
* Whole chicken / Nut Roast
Miscellaneous - to be purchased
* Cash boxes
* Print / signage
* Raffle tickets
* Volunteer wrist bands
* Stage tech (microphones, screens, speakers and other)
* Security radio hire
* Crew t-shirts
+ other miscellanous event items.
Notes: Please get in touch at [email redacted].uk if you can help source / donate any of the above items.
IN THE NEWS:
https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/volunteers-needed-make-christmas-food-17202869" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4923300/glasgow-basket-brigade-christmas-dinner/
https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/volunteers-needed-make-christmas-food-17202869" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/volunteers-needed-make-christmas-food-17202869
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