Another Successful Year with the Charleston Basket Brigade

Our rock star Agency Principal Pam Hartley works tirelessly alongside her dear friend Michelle Scarafile each year to feed thousands of families in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. The two began the Charleston Basket Brigade in 2008 with a commitment to bring the community together to provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need in Charleston. “When we found out that there were children going to bed hungry right here in Charleston, we knew we had to do something about it,” said Pam.

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, Communities In Schools and the team here at Momentum, the Charleston Basket Brigade was able to feed 3,500 families. Our PR Director Emily Trogdon works closely with Communities in Schools to locate families in need 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.”

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