Here Is How You Can Help
In 2014, the First Annual Basket Brigade occurred, we fed 60 families that year.
2015, we grew significantly! We fed 240 families.
2016, we grew even more! We fed over 500 families!
We will locate families in the DFW area who cannot afford to celebrate due to difficult circumstances. Volunteers will help create the baskets and hand deliver to these wonderful families.
Our mission is to provide a Thanksgiving basket to struggling families within the DFW Area to bring a sense of hope, knowing that someone within their community cares about them. We’ve created this 501c3 charity with the purpose of bringing together people who recognize the beauty of viewing the world as we do – and who share a desire to help others – knowing that the gift is in the giving.
The Basket Brigade started in Dallas out of a huge need in the community as well as Contessa’s personal childhood experience waking up with nothing to celebrate or any items to celebrate with. This was a painful experience on its own, add to that going back to school and getting to hear all the other kids talk about all they had and did. This is the primary reason we focus on families with kids. It makes a significant difference not only for the family, for the kids.
Our vision is to grow our community of volunteers so the gift of giving can grow, and support thousands of struggling families each year at Thanksgiving with the vision that someday these family members can pay it forward.
Contessa, Shannan, Cindy and the gang
2018! We had a fantastic time starting back at our roots and growing from there. Together we fed 135 families in East Dallas
Meet The Team
I started the Dallas Basket Brigade out of my own experience and the incredible need that is present in Dallas and its surrounding areas.
Shannan is a fun, highly influential person who loves making things happen!
Cindy brings years of business experience, she is fun and will be a great asset to the Dallas Basket Brigade Family