We’re proud to announce that the Dr HVAC team helped out with the Tony Robbins Thanksgiving Basket Brigade for the fourth year in a row.
This year, Brendon, Ryan, and Danny got up bright and early on Saturday October 8th to be at the Ontario Food Terminal for 6 AM. There, they loaded up over 5 truck loads of food donations and took them to the Streetsville United Church in Mississauga. They also got to see a fantastic sunrise while they were at it.
Doing Good and Having Fun
At the church, dozens of volunteers sorted the food and portioned them out into Thanksgiving dinner packages, including a frozen turkey, potatoes, veggies, and cranberry sauce. There was also plenty of healthy food for more meals in the days following Thanksgiving.
All told, there was enough to provide a real Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for over 60 needy families!
“It was a real privilege to be able to do our part for the campaign,” said Brendon Aldridge, Dr HVAC owner and chief technician. “I find Tony Robbins personally inspiring, and I was especially moved by his reasons for starting up the campaign.”
The Basket Brigade is now in its 23rd year. Anthony Robbins is now a successful author and motivational speaker, but as a child his family was poor. When he was 11 years old, a donated Thanksgiving basket from a stranger made a huge impression on him. When he was 18, he started doing the basket brigade even though he only had enough money for 2 baskets. Now he now funds dozens of basket brigade campaigns across North America. You can read more about Tony’s story here or watch a video of him telling the full story here.
An Interview With Brampton Basket Brigade Volunteers
Why Not Join The Fun Next Time?
We had a great time this year as always. It’s a really festive atmosphere, with people joking and talking and sharing stories.
If you’re interested in helping out next year, there are lots of ways to contribute: