Many years ago, our family became aware of a wonderful opportunity to serve families during the holidays by donating and delivering food baskets to those in need. The International Basket Brigade was founded by Anthony Robbins.
As a young boy, Tony knew what it was like to go without and saw his father struggle with being able to accept help from others. Going through that, led him on a mission to serve as many people as possible through the gift of a basket at the holidays. It is a small and simple gesture, but means the world to the those who are blessed to receive one. The only thing asked in return is that when the family is able, they pay it forward.
We have volunteered our time and donated to a brigade in the past, but felt called to serve our own community. Unfortunately, there is always a need and never enough to go around. We knew that if we were able to partner with those in our community and the generous people nationwide, we would be able to help families share in the blessings that God has given us.
Last year, many families in our community suffered major losses due to what was deemed the “1000 year flood”. Now, this year, we are faced again with a similar situation, this time due to Hurricane Matthew. Many of these same families are dealing with another devastating clean up, high deductibles, and broken hearts. We were fortunate both times to not suffer in the way these families have and know that we could have been in their shoes. We feel that this is but one segment of our community that we can bless through our basket brigade.
The other families we are reaching out to may be a family who is struggling financially, even though both parents work two jobs. Maybe it is a family where the sole breadwinner just lost his/her job unexpectedly. Maybe it is a military family who is trying to hold everything together during deployment. Maybe it is an older couple who are barely getting by on the limited resources they have available. Maybe it’s a single mom who is doing her best, but is starting to feel the weight of it all and needs to know someone cares for her and her children.The Secret to Living is Giving! Find out how to help those in need! #BasketBrigade @SvilleBrigadeClick To Tweet
Living a quality life is all about what we can do as individuals and a group to give back, to serve others. It is our goal to serve as many families in the Summerville, South Carolina area and surrounding communities. Our recipients will be chosen via referrals from local churches and organizations.
We would love for you to partner with us!
If you want to find out more about the Summerville Basket Brigade, please visit our site!
If you live in the Charleston, SC area, you can sign up at this link to donate a completed basket or individual food items. If you live outside of the area, you can safely donate via paypal either below, or on the Summerville Basket Brigade website.
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