NSW – Sydney Basket Brigade 2018-12-09T21:56:54+00:00

Coming up

  • 2018 PACKING DAY

Date: Saturday 15 December 2018

Time: Arrive at 09:45 (10:00 start)

Venue: Venue – Unit D1B, 350 Parramatta Road, Homebush, NSW 2140

              Register to Volunteer: Click here to register

NSW – Sydney Basket Brigade

Since 1995, Sydney Basket Brigade has worked with grassroot organisations to anonymously deliver food, clothing, toys and hope to those who need it most. We are a non-profit organisation run totally by volunteers, and a non-religious, non-political organisation, bringing together like-minded people who want to make a difference to others’ lives.

The Sydney Basket Brigade is all about giving back at Christmas. It’s about volunteers helping those who have fallen on hard times who might need to be reminded that someone cares. It is about making sure that Christmas is full of love for everyone.

The Committee deliberately seeks out recipients who might otherwise fall through the cracks and not seek charity – children, the elderly, the hungry, refugees, women and the homeless.

How can you help us this year?

It’s the time and energy that all of our incredible supporters dedicate which makes everything that we do possible. Our goal for 2018 is to deliver 3000 baskets (Hampers) filled with goodies. There are lots of ways you can help us.

          • Basket Buddies 2018 – build a hamper for a family in need
            Start by finding a box, then collect all of the items in the tree in our Basket Buddies kit. Sign up here and then download your Basket Buddies Kit 2018 for everything you need to get started.
          • Get your kindergarten or school involved
            We’ve created an exciting set of activities to help your class join in. Click here to find out more from our new schools pack and register here.
          • Get your workplace involved
            We’d love your company to partner with us – from team volunteering to hosting a donation station or organising a fundraiser there’s lots of ways your company can help. Click here to download our workplace giving pack and register here.
          • Donate goods
            If you or your company are able to donate bulk items for the baskets, we’d love to hear from you. Simply email us at [email protected]
          • Make a cash donation – forego a fancy coffee this week and donate $5. 
            You can click here to donate. Remember to select Sydney Basket Brigade from the drop down list.
          • Volunteer – save the date! 
            Packing Day will be held on Saturday, 15 December 2018.  Click here to register.

Wow…so many things going on! We really hope you can be part of our team to help us spread the magic again this Christmas!

Make a Donation

A tax deductible contribution will go a long way to help us make this year’s brigade a success.

We really appreciate the help. So many smiles!!!

DONATE NOW

BIG THANKS

A huge thank you to everyone who is involved in making everything that we do possible.

A big shout out also to our Platinum Sponsor’s for 2018 – Holding Redlich for your generosity and support.

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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.

Give Now

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.

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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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