The Basket Brigade delivers a full Thanksgiving (meal) gift basket to hundreds of Washington County families every year. IT’S A BLAST!
The event was inspired by Tony Robbin’s real-life Thansgiving hunger experience as a child.
The founders of the St. George Basket Brigade (Krista Palmer, Brent Palmer, Janet Barton, Dani McNair, Jaylyn Theobald, Gayle DeGraff – 5 siblings, their mom, and their spouses) first volunteered at a Basket Brigade hosted in Las Vegas November 2008.
Savoring the “after-service glow” over dinner, they realized it didn’t make any sense to provide Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets for families in Las Vegas with so many in need within our own community of Southern Utah. Before dinner was done, the St. George Basket Brigade was born.
That first year many wonderful volunteers helped raise enough funds to provide 65 baskets to Southern Utah families. Our goal is provide Thanksgiving baskets to 250 Washington County families in need! We’re also committing this year to selecting 3-5 families with special circumstances or projects needing completion to anonymously serve after the event.
We’re delighted to have joined forces this year with lifetime local Jeremy Larkin and the connections of his Larkin Group Real Estate team to help us serve more families, at a higher level, than ever before.
But don’t just READ about it. You have to “experience” the Basket Brigade to really understand it. Every year we have volunteers who deliver meals then come back to us and say, “that was the greatest experience our family has ever had…can we PLEASE come back next year?” As we deliver these gifts to these families we see in their faces the hope it brings to know that they have been remembered this holiday season, and that they are loved!
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
– The Founding Board
THANK YOU for donating! The exciting part about your financial gift is that you know exactly where it’s going – to feed (and delight!) a LOCAL family this Thanksgiving.
As a thank you for your donation you’ll receive an amazing free gift of the “Puc” Expandable lantern / charger from Hybridlight! This “survival” style lantern doubles as a flashlight and will even power your mobile device! Donations of $45 and beyond will receive the lanters(s) as a gift (See details HERE). Click on the donate button now to learn more and feed a family in need this Thanksgiving!
St. George Basket Brigade has No Administrative Costs, 100% of your donations beneﬁt local families. All donations are tax deductible and processed through “Larkin Group Cares”, a 501c3.
Do you know someone who’s in physical, financial or emotional crisis? They ALL count! Last year we fed a record 220 families and many were not necessarily destitute financially but were in full-blown crisis where more than a meal, they needed the LOVE that comes with that hand-delivered meal.
Don’t be shy and if you think there’s a need, THERE’S A NEED! If in doubt please email SaintGeorgeBasketBrigade@gmail.com with questions.