It all started with one man’s decision to bring hope to the lives of families in need.
The Basket Brigades began more than three decades ago when, now internationally-renowned life and business strategist, Anthony Robbins, was overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity that a stranger showed him and his family one Thanksgiving Day, by knocking on their front door and offering his family a basket of fresh food. Robbins’ family were so poverty-stricken that he had never had a proper meal his entire life. This act of human kindness was the trigger that set Robbins on a path of changing the world and making people happier and “making it better” as he states.
From that day, Robbins vowed to do whatever he could to let other families and in particular, the children in underprivileged families, feel that people did care about them and their situation and were willing to help. Robbins’ pure intent has manifested into an international campaign to provide food and gifts to people who need it most through a program called The Basket Brigades.
Now all over the world at around Thanksgiving in the USA and Christmas in most other places around the world, from London to Sydney, Los Angeles to Kabul and Myanmar to Mongolia, thousands of volunteers gather to make beautiful Thanksgiving Day or Christmas baskets to give to families who can’t afford to put food on their table or give their child even a small gift for Christmas. In Australia, the Basket Brigades operate under the Magic Moments Foundation and rely on hundreds of volunteers nationwide to pull off one of the biggest logistical exercises considered.
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Thanks to passionate and dedicated individuals just like you, we’ve been able to expand across Australia.
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How It Works
The Basket Brigade 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.
Throughout the year volunteers actively promote the program and find out who in their community is in most need of support.
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.