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Annual Basket Brigade November 19th!

Join the Boys Town Basket Brigade and be part of a holiday tradition which ​has served the community for the past 25 years. During the event, 100 caring volunteers will pack 20,000 pounds of fixings, to help needy families celebrate Thanksgiving. Boys Town believes in helping children and healing families - the memories created at the holiday, are created in the kitchen, where children and parents come together to prepare the Thanksgiving meal. 

Due to the generosity of individuals and corporate sponsors, this event has fed thousands of families who would otherwise not share a complete Thanksgiving meal together. Every penny raised is used to purchase this special meal for families in need in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Today, there are thousands of families who are unable to afford the fixings needed to prepare this meal, which is why each family will receive a basket that contains:

  • 1 15- to 17-pound turkey (frozen)
  • 1 5-pound bag of potatoes
  • 1 package of brown and serve dinner rolls
  • 2 cans of vegetables (peas, corn)
  • 1 box of stuffing mix
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 1 box of Jell-O
  • 1 bunch of bananas and a cookie tray (Our experience over the years has taught us pies and pie crust do not weather the assembly and delivery process well!)

Due to the limited capacity of this event, each volunteer must register online. Palm Beach and Broward County students may earn qualified community service hours by signing up for one of the many volunteer opportunities below. Volunteers have the opportunity to earn five or more community service hours for both their time packing food and their time fundraising. We understand that raising money takes time, which is why we are awarding not only your hard work of raising $30  needed to purchase food for a family, but also for the time spent in bagging and delivering baskets to children and families in need.

Work alone

Join or create a fundraisi​ng team​ and help raise funds to sponsor the cost of the meals. Each Basket Brigade Team consists of 10 volunteers committed to meeting a required cumulative team goal of $500. With 10 people raising $50 each, your team will meet the team goal before you know it! Each team member will receive five hours of community service hours for working together, organizing meetings, coordinating fundraising efforts and day of assembly and delivery time to accomplish their goals!

Of course, $500  is the starting point! You can set your goal higher and help feed even more needy families experience Thanksgiving. We will have incentives and acknowledgments for top fundraisers, so have some fun with your fundraising!

Unite with your team on November 19th  for an energetic food packing event and see the fruit of your fundraising efforts! There is no better way to celebrate the impact your team made by achieving your fundraising goal.


November 19, 2016


9-11 a.m.


Boys Town South Florida
3111 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405