Brotherhood Crusade Annual Thanksgiving Grab and Go! Basket Distribution Event

LOS ANGELES (November 19, 2022) – Brotherhood Crusade, in partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Acts Inspired By Mookie (AIM), AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson recently hosted a day of giving at their annual Thanksgiving Grab and Go Basket Distribution. Over 1,000 families received free food baskets, holiday toys, and gift cards.

Brotherhood Crusade’s principal mission is to champion equality and equity by removing and/or helping individuals overcome the barriers that discourage their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life. 

“We were able to help over 1,000 families in the community,” said Charisse Bremond Weaver, Brotherhood Crusade, president and CEO.  “We all know how difficult it’s been with inflation negatively impacting our communities, so we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with likeminded organizations that understand meeting the needs of our community, especially during the holidays.”

Dodgers MLB All-Star and the co-founder and president of AIM, Mookie Betts, distributed baskets and interacted with attendees along with over 20 community volunteer groups and donors. Betts’ foundation was established to assist communities facing economic hardship and food insecurity.

“Giving back to the community is very important to me,” said Betts. “I am very blessed to partner with Brotherhood Crusade and align myself with such an incredible organization that continuously gives back and improves the quality of life for communities of color.”

Brotherhood Crusade would like to acknowledge and thank the additional partners, volunteer groups and donors that helped make the Thanksgiving Grab and Go Basket Distribution a success: AHF; APUU; B-Relyt; Blue Shield of California; Brotherhood Crusade Board Member, Alicia Molezion; Brotherhood Crusade Board Member, Jim Hill; Brotherhood Crusade Corporate Advisory Board Members; Cal State LA; School of Criminal Justice; City of LA, Recreation and Parks; Community Builders Group; Councilmember, Heather Hutt; Langdon Park Capital; Los Angeles Sentinel; Marsh Risk & Insurance Services; Mothers in Action; PAVA; Rocket Doctor; SEIU 2015; SoCal Gas; St. John’s Well Child & Family; The Hutts Group; and UCLA Health.

To continue the season of giving and gratitude, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Acts Inspired By Mookie (AIM) has supported the organization with more than $150,000 to support food insecurities and in support of the 54th Annual Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner. The event will honor Betts for his significant impact and contributions to the community. Proceeds from the Achievement Award Dinner will be used to continue to support and grow the many programs that Brotherhood Crusade provides for the youth of South Los Angeles.

To purchase tickets for the event or learn more about Brotherhood Crusade, visit brotherhoodcrusade.org or call Maybelline Saintjulien at 323-846-1649.

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About Brotherhood Crusade

Brotherhood Crusade was founded in 1968. The organization’s principal mission is to champion equality and equity by removing and/or helping individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life by effectuating improved health & wellness, social & economic growth, facilitating academic success, promoting personal, providing access to artistic excellence & cultural awareness, increasing financial literacy, and building community agencies & institutions.

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