QLD – Sunshine Coast Basket Brigade

The Sunshine Coast Basket Brigade is part of The Magic Moments Foundation, a national non-profit organisation formed to create a coalition of caring volunteers who are committed to consistently reaching and assisting people who are often forgotten by society. The Brigade was rekindled in November 2014 and is growing from strength to strength due to the hard work and dedication of a small but passionate committee. Our goal for 2017 is 300 baskets of food. Donations of food, gifts and money are welcome.

 

Introducing the Basket Buddies Program

We are also excited to launch our new Basket Buddies program aimed at building a community of volunteers across the Sunshine Coast who are willing to add one extra item to their shopping basket each week in the lead up to Christmas.  Please join this exciting initiative by visiting our Sign Up page.   You can follow us on Facebook.

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[email protected]

Trish Bignall, Coordinator – 0410 544 719

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Next Event

2017 PACKING DAY

Date: Saturday the 9th of December
Time:
8.30am for 9am start

Venue: Noosa District State High School, Tulip Street, Cooroy

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2016 Successes

  • 210 Baskets of food and gifts were delivered to 650 people across the Sunshine Coast
  • 135 volunteers packed and delivered the baskets
  • Thank You to all our Volunteers, Basket Buddies and Committee Members

Special Thanks To:

  • Storage First 
  • Variety Club Qld 
  • Stanley Williams Photography 
  • Auto Pro Noosaville
  • Noosa Prestige Meats 
  • Tip Top Bakery
  • Coastline Produce
  • Bunnings Noosaville
  • Aqua Ladies 
  • Cooroy State School
  • Noosa Today 
  • Annette Sym – Symply Too Good
  • Priceline Pharmacy
  • Maroochydore Neighbourhood Centre
  • Christian Outreach Church
  • Caloundra Suncourt Motel
  • Cobb & Co Nine Mile
  • Music 2 Grow

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 and teenagers of the families (plus gifts for the adults wherever possible). 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.

 

CONTACT US

PO BOX 213
BAXTER
VIC 3911
AUSTRALIA

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