Our mission is to provide a Thanksgiving basket to struggling families within the Chicagoland area to bring a sense of hope, knowing that someone within their community cares about them. We’ve created this charity with the purpose of bringing together people who recognize the beauty of viewing the world as we do – and who share a desire to help others – knowing that the gift is in the giving.


The Basket Brigade was inspired by Tony Robbins childhood experience, growing up in a struggling family when someone knocking on his door with a Thanksgiving basket of food and forever changed his life. This simple gesture of giving turned into an unforgettable memory and led Tony to share his story with others, who would then be able to affect even greater amounts of people in communities throughout the nation.

Our vision is to grow our community of volunteers so the gift of giving can grow, and support thousands of struggling families each year at Thanksgiving with the vision that someday these family members can pay forward.
Happy Thanksgiving,

Shane / Lili / Rob


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