2021 christmas basket appeal
Join our #GlasgowHumanChainofKindness and create and donate a Christmas Gift Basket to our Christmas Gift Basket Appeal - Helping to spread a little bit more love to those that need it most this Christmas.
“One small act of generosity on the part of one caring person can transform the lives of hundreds. It takes only one light to dispel the darkness, and even just one basket can bring hope to a family.”
- Tony Robbins
The Glasgow Basket Brigade is a female-led initiative who are fully inspired to bringing the magic of Christmas alive through connection, contribution and giving back to our community.
The idea of a Basket Brigade originally began in the US nearly 40 years ago when Tony Robbins, aged just 17, fed two families on Thanksgiving Day. His idea was simple, yet powerful: “One small act of generosity on the part of one caring person can transform the lives of hundreds” and this is at the heart of our local mission.
Inspired by the Yes Group and their “London Basket Brigade”, we knew we wanted to make a similar impact here in Glasgow, and so last Christmas the Glasgow Basket Brigade was born.
Both our Glasgow Basket Brigade and the London Basket Brigade are both part of the Tony Robbins Foundation which has chapters worldwide.
create & DONATE a gift basket
How to get involved:
This year we are asking our local supporters to join our #GlasgowHumanChainofKindness and shop for, build and deliver Christmas gift baskets to drop-off points across the city
Step 1 - Decide what type of Christmas gift basket you want to create - get your friends and family involved and make it a Christmas activity you can enjoy and share
Step 2 - Shop for your items and get creative with how you decorate and package your gift baskets. Why not run a mini-fundraiser to pay for the items in your basket? Please spend no more than £15 per basket.
Step 3 - Write out your Christmas card, “To a friend, from a friend x”
Step 4 - Deliver to your local drop-off hub (keep your eyes peeled for a list coming soon)
Enjoy! Have fun, be as creative and crafty as you wish. Make sure to check out our FAQ’s page for what to include and what not to include and remember to share your creations on social media using the hashtag #GlasgowHumanChainofKindness
what types of baskets do we need?
We have some great community and charity partners who connect us to those most in need, and they’ve told us that the following items are in highest demand.
Please spend no more than £15 per basket. See our welcome pack for fundraising ideas.
Selection boxes, chocolates etc
Toiletries, feel good smellies etc
socks, gloves, hot chocolate etc
Baby Formula, Nappies, Bibs etc
what types of baskets do we need?
"The Glasgow Basket Brigade helps spread love and remind our users that there are many people out there who care and who are willing to help them to have a better Christmas. Parcels of treats and toiletries make a great addition to the Christmas food parcels the food bank provides, especially for those with children"
- Audrey Flannagan, Manager
Glasgow SE Foodbank
"Community is not just a neighbourhood, it is a place of belonging, where everyone matters and nobody should be forgotten, especially at Christmas"
WHERE DO I TAKE MY BASKETS?
"Throughout the pandemic, we've distributed hot meals, food parcels, cleaning and personal care packs to around 250 people every week who are in personal struggle. We are excited to be benefiting from the support of The Glasgow basket Brigade who will help us bring some Christmas cheer to those in need within our communities"
- Annette Clydesdale,
The Preshal Trust
"Our families genuinely benefit from the support of The Glasgow Basket Brigade. Your support helps our community feel hope and to see the world as a warm, generous place - so important in these times where many are feeling lonely and scared"
- Karen Cohn,
Home Start Glasgow South