As we prepare to close out 2016, we would love to hear how your Basket Brigade went this year! We had such an amazing response to the donated "Notes from a Friend" books and hope they were able to add happiness to your baskets and the families who received them.
Please take a minute to fill out this short survey so we can use the feedback to celebrate the success of 2016! Tony is looking forward to seeing how many baskets everyone was able to contribute this year and seeing the OUTSTANDING total number of baskets helps encourage others to get involved!
If it wasn't for our amazing volunteer coordinators we wouldn't have the Basket Brigade as an International Movement. Thank you for your time and contribution! We're looking forward to your feedback.
Wishing you all a very happy holiday season and joyous New Year!
The secret to living is giving! - The Anthony Robbins Foundation Team
Surprise can be one of the most important components in creating an unforgettable moment!
Enjoyment and gratitude
are a large part of the International Basket Brigade and safety is
too. Whoever helps to deliver the baskets needs to use their best
judgement as they travel to unfamiliar areas. Cultural differences may
exist. Be alert in the neighborhoods you enter, gentle in your presence,
and safe in your journey.
a few volunteers the task of creating maps in advance so the drivers
avoid getting lost. Try to only have a small team (2-4 people at the
most) deliver each basket. It is important not to overwhelm your
recipients. Keep your visit brief. In the eyes of the recipients, you
are the delivery people, the donors are anonymous.
Sharing is Caring!
the movement known and share your progress on social media. You can
share photos of your supplies, completed baskets, and team of volunteers
working hard! Be sure to use the following hashtags to gain the
International Basket Brigade the most exposure!
creating your basket, fill it with a combination of delicious goodies
and practical items (make sure to stay away from used items). Don’t
forget to decorate with ribbons, bows, vibrant colors, etc. Be unique
and creative! Your basket should convey that it is a gift, not a
handout; a present, not charity! Make sure to include the following
message in each basket:
comes to you from someone who cares about you. All we ask is that you
take care of yourself well enough to be able to do this for someone else
regalo para ti, es de alguien que lo estima mucho. Lo unico que pedimos
es cuando usted se recupera algún dia usted puede ser lo mismo para
Here are some basic items you may consider including in your baskets. The possibilities are unlimited!
The Family Basket:
Turkey, ham, roast beef
Fresh fruit, canned fruit or vegetables, canned gravy, canned soups, fruit juice
4. Find families who will benefit from your efforts
5. Use a personal approach: one family/one basket
6. Include the tools to help them turn it around
Be creative and get your friends involved. You can do as many or as few
baskets as you desire, but the main thing is to STEP UP AND LEAD. Be
the solution not the problem. Help those around you who are struggling
to turn it around by giving them the tools we share through all of Tony
Robbin's companies. The secret to living is giving, so GIVE WITH
PASSION every single day of the year.
Basket brigades internationally are happening throughout the year not just during traditional holidays.