Basket Brigade

People Helping People is what our Caring Community Basket Brigade is all about.  In 2016 this initiative started with a group of Y volunteers and community individuals talking about the impact of helping those in need on Thanksgiving.

Thanks to the generous donations of many who made our first two years a success, we are able to grow this incredible program to serve more families. This year the Capital District YMCA has teamed up with our friends at HMA Contracting, Hamel Real Estate & St. Edwards Church to feed up to 350 families across the Capital District this 2018 Thanksgiving holiday.

Each basket will contain all of the fixings (canned vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, brownie or cake mix, rolls and a frozen turkey) needed to for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.

All monetary donations are tax deductible.

Do you prefer to donate food items? Click here for the list of needed items and drop-off locations.