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It’s A Wrap!

Dear friends, Michelle Scarafile & Pam Hartley work tirelessly each year to feed thousands of families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. And this year was no exception.  Last Tuesday, November 22nd, the tireless efforts of the duo paid off resulting in Thanksgiving meals for more than 21,000 people in the Lowcountry.

We wish to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated; be it a donation or volunteering your time.  Feeding this many people is no small feat and it wouldn’t come together without the kind and caring people of this community.

Wrapping up its ninth year, the project has grown exponentially. This year, with the help of so many volunteers and the organization’s partners at Carolina One Real Estate, Lowcountry Grocer’s Piggly Wiggly and Communities In Schools, the Charleston Basket Brigade was able to feed 3,500 families. Our Executive Director Emily Trogdon works closely with member of the community in need of assistance, not to mention the unbelievable press we’re able to garner thanks to Pam and her team at Momentum Marketing. Michelle works countless hours with Communities in Schools to locate families in need, plan out over 400 deliver routes and pair them with volunteers who deliver full, ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meals to their doorsteps.

We want to send a huge, heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who contributed their time, their money, their gas mileage, and their support to the Charleston Basket Brigade!

Pam said, “We were overwhelmed by the sheer number of volunteers that showed up to help this year. It’s proof positive that this community really pulls together to help those in need. It was such an inspiring effort and Michelle and I are eternally grateful for every single person that gave of their time and resources.”

Want to be involved with next year’s Charleston Basket Brigade?  Sign up for updates on our 2017 efforts.

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Charleston Basket Brigade Featured in Mount Pleasant Magazine

screen-shot-2014-11-04-at-2-58-37-pmThe Charleston Basket Brigade’s motto is “When a community comes together, magic happens” and this not only applies to those who donate or volunteer their time, but also to the local businesses and publications who rally around to support such an amazing cause.

Not only did this weekend’s Charity Knife Sharpening Event at The Coastal Cupboard raise an astounding  $4,002 which is the largest turn out to date, but Mount Pleasant Magazine recently featured the Charleston Basket Brigade in their November/December issue.

Head to page 63 in the magazine, or check out the digital version here.

Co-Founders of the Basket Brigade, Michelle Scarafile and Pam Hartley believe in the magic of delivering all the ingredients for a full Thanksgiving meal.  Pam says “We want to provide an opportunity for families to cook a meal together, to sit around their table and be grateful on Thanksgiving Day.”

Join us this year to reach our goal of feeding 3,300 local families.