Surrey Basket Brigade Delivers Thanksgiving Dinner to 515 People

12 October 2018
Sutton Premier Realty

Surrey, BC - Inspirational speaker and author Anothony Robbins grew up very poor.  When he was 11 years old, his family received a turkey dinner from a total stranger.  That kindness changed his outlook on life.  Beginning in his teens, Robbins scraped together enough money to deliver Thanksgiving dinner to one family, then another and another.  Now, people across North America participate in the tradition, including Nischal Ram, a REALTOR with Sutton Premier Realty.

For the third year in a row, Nischal along with friends, clients and office colleagues, helped to provide families in need in the Lower Mainland with a full, delicous turkey dinner.  This year, his Surrey Basket Brigade delivered 85 baskets to feed a total of 515 people.

"We have lots of positive responses from the families, "says Nischal.  "Most of them are shocked by the generosity, others have tears of joy and we often see the kids going through the baskets right away checking out all the goodies."

"Our family enjoys this project because it is our way of giving back to the community.  We are immigrants from Fiji and we came here in 2000 with almost no money.  Lots of people went out of their way to help us out when we arrived.  This amazing country provided us with tons of opportunities that we tapped into to be successful and our family is extremely grateful for that."

Nischal is hoping to deliver 100 turkey dinner baskets in 2019.  To volunteer, donate or learn more, please visit the Facebook page for Surrey Basket Brigade.

-Sutton Spirit October 11, 2018