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6th Annual Seattle Basket Brigade
(Please R.S.V.P. at EACH event below)
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Our 6th annual Seattle Basket Brigade 

will occur next Sat. Nov. 19th 11-5

Volunteer Party that evening



We really need extra helpers and drivers




The Basket Brigade is a great addition to everyone's Thanksgiving where         we gather donations, prepare baskets of food (that we purchase at a discount) 

and then we deliver the baskets to needy families or an individual.            

Many of these families would not normally have a happy Thanksgiving, and by donating and volunteering to our Basket Brigade (see below) you may just find it to be the most rewarding Thanksgiving you've ever experienced !! 


Last year we had > 100 volunteers & 

everyone donated enough money no check is too small, 

to prepare 350 baskets feeding approx. 1400 needy people 



To get involved, plea follow these directions closely:

1) Add yourself to the Basket Brigade Email list                         so we can send you information. If you or your friends just show up it creates confusion. (You can easily unsubscribe by clicking the link at the top or bottom of any email and your information is absolutely private.)


Add your name at


2) Please RSVP on the 2 events below (if coming) - 

(2 different RSVPs - Basket Brigade event and the big party  that evening)


3) Forward this email to your friends / family for support.    To help us they should do the same - add news to the list and RSVP.


Come join us - please consider donating and or volunteering your time.        We have amazing food from incredible restaurants donated for the volunteers at both the Basket Brigade and the party that evening.



Les Berenson MD - coordinator Seattle Basket Brigade
206 290-0409
Greetings! PLEASE help make a donation no matter how small so these families can eat. Many people are struggling now, and 
ANY donations you make will brighten and make YOUR Thanksgiving 
even more rewarding by giving to others. 

Money (100%) will be used to help buy all the turkeys and canned foods etc.
Consider giving up your coffee (outside the house), etc. for a week - 
almost feeding a family for 2-3 days! 


(Greetings!  we can provide a tax deductible receipt if needed).
A basket to feed a family for 2-3 days cost ~$40.


Checks are preferable to Paypal 
(Paypal takes out a fee - limiting your donation)


Please make donations checks to Seattle Basket Brigade.
PO Box 31562, Seattle, WA 98103


If use Paypal   --> 


Do you have contacts (friends or companies) that may be willing to donate, or can ask their employees to get involved donating & volunteering.


Volunteering :

Volunteers : (Saturday)


Saturday - 6th Annual Basket Brigade - 
Sat. Nov 19th 11AM - 5PM 
(Leaders come 10 AM sharp to organize the room)


A) We'll assemble the baskets,


B) Enjoy great company, meet some new friends and enjoy some great pizza and Thai food donated by wonderful restaurants


C) Deliver the baskets (maps will be given to you). 
If you have concern about driving we can match you up 
with others if you let us know. 
Delivering the Baskets is actually the highlight of the event. Watching the families faces when you deliver food they are not expecting to have during Thanksgiving, will leave a memory on you (and your kids) forever. This is a great event for kids of all ages, just make sure you still have room in your vehicle for baskets and turkeys.

Under "Notes" in the registration put down
how many baskets and turkeys you can deliver


Volunteer Party
We will have great music, & meet new wonderful friends!Incredible food from some of the best Seattle restaurants - Thai (Djans / Thaiku), Indian (Taste of India, Greek (Gorgeous George) and Pizza (Tutta Bella / Piecora's) (I'll smoke a turkey).  
Hot tub and dry sauna will be available - bring towels

TO BE ELIGIBLE to come to the party one has to:

Volunteer 3 hours either:
BEFORE Basket Brigade (ask what needs to be done now),
DURING Basket Brigade, Friday or Sat Nov 18-19 at the center
(see Volunteering above)
Be willing to help clean up either the community center 
Sat. (roughly 3-5 PM), or clean up after the party at my house !!


To be eligible to come to the party 


Pictures and Videos of past Seattle Basket Brigades 


Video - Les Berenson MD (coordinator)
introducing the concept and
explaining the Seattle Basket Brigade
Tues PM BB welcome.MOV
Basket Brigade Welcome 2009.MOV




Video showing the flow and 

assembly of basket and turkey 

Please RSVP on that page to get others excited 
(can search on FB - " Seattle Thanksgiving Basket Brigade "
     If you want to be on our contact list for 
     A) Seattle Basket Brigade or 
     B) GMO Free Washington