2011 Basket Brigade Results and 2012 Basket Brigade Launch!

Hello fellow volunteers and donors,

It is time for Basket Brigade again!

On behalf of the Basket Brigade Organizers, We can’t Thank You enough for everyone‘s help at the
2011 events in both (Flushing) Queens and (Hartsdale) Westchester, NY!
This year the NYC Basket Brigade will be held on Sunday, November 18 with preparation work on Saturday, November 17.
 
Last year because of your generosity we were able to feed 135 families.  We ONLY had 3 weeks time to pull it together and we did better than any previous years.  So THANK YOU again so much for your help and support last year.  
 
We did so well last year that we had contributions coming in even after the event so we were blessed to make a Christmas contribution of $ 1800.00. We gave three $ 600 check to 3 of the organizations we helped for Thanksgiving. (WESTCHESTER COALITION FOR THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS,  Barnard School New Rochelle, NY Society of St. Vincent de Paul) 
They were surprised and very thankful. We also donated leftover food to the charities with which we were working, so everything was utilized!
 
We will be following up later with a flyer that you may distribute containing all the facts on location, contributions etc.  You will be able to contribute by check or cash for $ 40, or online for $45. This year we will also be accepting gift cards for contributions. We can accept gift cards from Costco, A&P, Amex, Visa and Mastercard.
 
In the meantime, we strongly hope you will consider joining us again this year!!!  We also are asking each  one of you to contact AT LEAST ONE friend to join you so we can double our goal this year.  Please keep in mind that there are many more families that are in need because of the economic situation, and now because of Hurricane Sandy.
 
Please save the date of November 18 to help us feed more families.  Thank you again for your time and help.
 
The NYC Basket Brigade Committee 2012
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