Who We Are
In 2005 the Long Beach Basket Brigade was formed by a small group of individuals driven to make a difference in their local community. We began in the home of a local Long Beach resident, pulling together all of our resources in order to make a difference. We came together with a common goal to assist families in need. That year the Long Beach Basket Brigade raised $2000 and delivered 50 baskets to needy families. Since that year, we have grown immensely, doubling our efforts every year. What began on the sofa of one family, gradually has become a powerful group making a difference one family at a time. In 2009, we established our Non-Profit and were awarded our 501 (c) (3) status.
Every year we raise money and we are able to help struggling families all over the Long Beach Community. Each year the response from the community is astounding. Even more impressive is the response from people all over the globe. We receive donations and encouragement from all over the world. Individuals and local businesses participate by donating their time and resources, local residents become a team of volunteers and are given the opportunity to serve, hundreds of families in need are provided a Thanksgiving feast, and as the result, countless people are filled with gratitude and touched by the generosity of one community uniting together.
What is a Basket Brigade?
The Long Beach Basket Brigade is an amazing group of volunteers who get together each year to assemble and deliver food baskets to less fortunate families in Long Beach, California. The Long Beach Basket Brigade is just one of thousands worldwide that will occur at Thanksgiving time. The Anthony Robbins’ Foundation International Basket Brigade, through local Brigades like this one, provides baskets of food and household items for more than 2 million people in 74 countries.
What We Do
Each year, the Long Beach Basket Brigade volunteers gather together, as a group, to create Thanksgiving baskets specially designated for local area families in need. This group of volunteers consists of residents from all over Los Angeles and Orange County. We bring together individuals of all ages and all backgrounds in order to serve the needs of our local community. In the months prior to Thanksgiving, our volunteers spend countless hours raising funds, purchasing food and supplies and assembling and delivering the baskets. Every basket is delivered anonymously by our volunteers the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. Each family receives a note that states:
"This basket comes to you from someone who cares. All we ask is that someday, when you are able, you help someone else.”