ACT – Canberra Basket Brigade 2017-11-14T20:39:26+00:00

ACT – Canberra Basket Brigade

The Canberra Basket Brigade is a small and dedicated group of volunteers who assist local Canberrans in need. Again, this year we will be be packing and delivering baskets of food and other goods to families in need. These deliveries are made anonymously and arrive just in time for Christmas.

We organise fundraising events throughout the year which help us raise valuable funds to enable us to deliver as many baskets as possible. We thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you soon! Our 2017 Packing date is Saturday the 9th December.

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2017 Packing Day, Saturday 9th December

This year’s Canberra Basket Brigade’s day will take place on Saturday 9 December 2017 at the Miles Franklin School in Evatt. Please contact us if you would like to get involved in Packing Day and assist local Canberrans in need.

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Donations Appeal

The Canberra Basket Brigade has launched an online fundraising campaign to make it even easier for the community to support our work. No donation too small, help us to reach our fundraising goal of $5000!

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How It Works

This program is built on the simple notion
that one small act of generosity on the
part of one caring person can transform
the lives of hundreds.

 

Collections
The volunteers collect generous
donations in the form of money,
food, clothes, toys, books, etc.

Awareness
Throughout the year volunteers actively
promote the program and find out who in
our community is in most need of support.

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The Call
Save the Dates are sent out to
notify volunteers a month before
packing day.

Packing Day
Hundreds of volunteers gather in church,
school and community halls to fill baskets
with teachers and teens.

Gifting Day
The baskets are delivered to the
families to bring joy and happiness
to their lives at Christmas.

Your Participation

Help us keep the circle of giving intact by volunteering for Packing Day or
donating food or goods. Sign up to receive more information, or you may
contact the representative from the Basket Brigade nearest you for details.
View our next Basket brigades event near youand join in.

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FAQ

A: The Basket Brigades work with local grass roots community groups and organisations that work with the families in need. By connecting with these groups we are able to help them provide much needed services that they would otherwise struggle to provide. We are also able to identify the people most worthy of the donations.
A: We deliver baskets to wherever they are needed.
A: We are a not for profit organisation that is run totally by volunteers who care about making a difference in the lives of others. The only administrative fees we have are some basic postage costs and our insurances. So approximately 98-99% of the funds raised are used on the projects, programs and people in the community. Where possible all our brochures and marketing materials are donated by generous businesses who are keen supporters of the Basket Brigade. If you have a business and would like to support us give us a call or drop us an email – we would love to hear from you.
A: The Basket Brigades listed on this website are a program of the Magic Moments Foundation of Australia which is a registered non-profit charity. Any donation over $2 will receive a tax deductible receipt which you can then use to claim as a tax deduction.
A: The baskets consist of staple foods, festive foods and items as well as toys for the children of the families. Pasta, rice, tinned and fresh foods accompany Christmas cakes, tinned ham, custard and jelly. The idea is to provide yummy things to make a festive Christmas Day and staple items for the days before and after. We also often provide hampers with slight variations for families who may have dietary or religious restrictions around particular foods if we are made aware of this.
A: The baskets are given anonymously – in the true spirit of Christmas these baskets are a gift to show that there are people who love and care for them even if they never find out who these people are. A small note is included in the parcel that lets them know that this is a gift from someone that cares and encourages them to do the same when the day comes that they are able to.

We change people’s
lives one basket at a time.

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