QLD – Brisbane Basket Brigade 2017-11-15T06:08:03+00:00

QLD – Brisbane Basket Brigade

The Brisbane Basket Brigade serves the greater Brisbane metropolitan area and has been in existence for more than 15 years. In 2017 we have a Committee of 20 people assisting to make it the biggest and best year yet. Each year we have been successful in providing baskets of food and presents to people in need at Christmas. We are always seeking more volunteers for Packing Day, donations of goods and food for packing and presents, and donations of funds.

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Next Event

2017 Packing Day, 9:00am Sunday 10 December 2017
Volunteer Registrations for 2017 Packing Day are NOW OPEN!

Venue – Cannon Hill Anglican College, Krupp Road Cannon Hill QLD.

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2016 Successes

In 2016 we were successful in delivering more than 1800 baskets, to more than 750 families, 80 homeless and 16 elderly, with our 500 volunteer. Each box contained all of the usual Christmas goodies that we take for granted at Christmas – ham, pudding, custard, snacks and biscuits, and Christmas gifts for all. Thanks to all of our volunteers and Committee members for 2016.

Big Thanks to:


  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust: $5,000 grant awarded
  • Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund: $2000 grant awarded
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation Community Giving Fund: $1000 community grant
  • Rotary Club of Brisbane Rocks Riverside: $1044 donation
  • St Flannan’s Catholic Parish School: Donation of venue
  • National Storage Coorparoo: donation of storage unit for 3 mths
  • Food Bank Qld; non-perishable food donations
  • Visy: Donation of boxes for food and gift hampers
  • Perfect Fresh: Donation of fresh tomatoes for food hampers
  • Foodworks Oxley: our preferred food supplier
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    • Graeme Sherlock, 2016 Coordinator – 0407 092 741

    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, 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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