10 Steps


Step 1: Gather your family and friends. Be sure to involve the kids – this is a great teaching moment!

Step 2: Go shopping. Here are some suggested items. **Do not include perishable items in your basket**

  • 1 Laundry Basket
  • $20 Gift card for a turkey or ham or other perishable food. (Walmart)
  • 1 Baking/Roasting Pan
  • Boxed Macaroni & Cheese
  • Boxed Stuffing Mix
  • Boxed Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Cranberries or Cranberry Sauce
  • Can or Packet of Gravy Mix
  • Green Bean Casserole: Canned Green Beans, Canned Cream of Mushroom Soup, Canned Dried Onion Strings
  • Rolls
  • Dessert – Pre-made Pumpkin or Pecan Pie, Cookies, etc.

Step 3: Add your special touches: Cards (Sign From a Friend), Your favorite snacks, Coloring Books, Crayons, etc…

Step 4: Decorate your basket! Have fun & be creative.

Step 5: Show up at the Cedar Springs Boys & Girls Club (4440 Brown St. Dallas Texas) on delivery day with your basket.

Step 6: Spend time with like-minded people.

Step 7: Meet someone new.

Step 8: If you are able to, pick up the name and address of a family or families for your basket delivery.

Step 9: Deliver your basket(s).

Step 10: Be Grateful & CELEBRATE!!!!