Sydney Basket Brigade are huge on giving a helping hand to those less fortunate. They provide baskets filled with food and gifts for the children, the elderly, the hungry, refugees, women and the homeless each Christmas. In the spirit of giving, your help is needed to make all this happen. One simple act of generosity on the part of one caring person, can change and uplift someone's world.
As many hands make light work, register for packing day online to save on time and queuing, and keep it at one registration form per adult. You can also register on packing day itself on Saturday 15 December 2018 from 9.45am for a 10am start at Unit D1B, 350 Parramatta Rd, Homebush. Packing Dayconcludes at 1pm, so thank you in advance for your act of kindness in helping to wrap, pack and deliver 3000 baskets to those in need across Sydney.
Why not become a Basket Buddy for 2018. Register first, and download your kit here. By joining the Basket Buddies Program, you can help spread the magic this Christmas by building a hamper for a family in need. Collect food and gifts that go straight into the baskets for Packing Day on Sat 15 Dec. Once you've got your goodies together, drop them off at your nearest collection point across Sydney on 8, 9 and 10 December. Locations to be advised. If you can't make these dates, let them know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Find out more on their website.
There's also a Kindergarten & Schools Pack 2018 for schools to get involved. I's an exciting new set of activities aimed to inspire young people to care for others, and encourages them to make a positive difference to the lives of other members of their community. Download the pack and find out more.
Just remember, as a Basket Buddy, whenever you're doing some shopping, it's as easy as adding some extra items to your shop, to build a basket of goodies. It could be a toy, a gift, or a necessary item to support someone in need. Grab your buddies and family and encourage them to sign up. Follow the conversation on their Facebook page for updates. Whether you volunteer, make a cash donation, donate goods, get your workplace, kindergarten or school involved, your help is really appreciated. This program is built on a simple notion, so go ahead and make a random act of kindness.