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Basket Brigade 2017
23rd December 2017 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, or a newcomer who has only just heard about the Basket Brigade, we hope you’ll be joining us this year on December 23rd for another wonderful day of fun and contribution. As usual, we’ll be packing food hampers and then delivering those hampers as a wonderful Christmas surprise to unsuspecting families in need. To do this, we need your help!
The YES Group started delivering food baskets to families in need at Christmas 16 years ago. As a non-profit (registered as a Community Interest Company) organisation inspired by the work of Anthony Robbins, we wanted to align ourselves with Tony’s Foundation with their mission to feed families who struggle to put food on the table. The idea of Basket Brigade first began in the US nearly 40 years ago when Tony, aged 17 at the time, fed two families on Thanksgiving Day. Two became four the following year and then eight the year after. Soon Tony was enrolling people to help him deliver more food baskets every year on Thanksgiving Day. Tony’s passion and drive to provide those less fortunate with a decent meal on Thanksgiving Day has now become the International Basket Brigade, which is managed and driven by the Anthony Robbins Foundation.
Every year thousands of volunteers come together in hundreds of locations around the world to participate in their local Basket Brigade and so provide baskets of food and household items for an estimated 4 million people annually. The YES Group works with the Anthony Robbins Foundation every year to make this happen for the needy in London.