How to Prepare Your Basket Donation


Fill a Basket

Fill a basket with fun stuff. Pick a theme and get creative!

Fill a basket with fun, new items to brighten someone's day! Your "basket" doesn't have to be a traditional basket. You can use a bucket, tote bag, serving bowl, ice chest, toolbox or other container that suits your theme.

Are you a business? Create a basket promoting your business or company. Include products or vouchers/giftcards for services.

Build a basket in honor or memory of a loved one. Think about something that they really loved to do and share it with others!

Some theme ideas are:
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Margarita Bar
  • Taco Night
  • Date Night
  • Board Game/Family Game Night
  • Dance the Night Away
  • Spa Day
  • Day at the Beach/Lake
  • Rainy Day
  • Movie Night
  • Coffee Lover
  • For the Baker
  • For the Gardener
  • For the Teacher
  • For the Crafter
  • For the Musician
  • For the Fisherman/Outdoorsman
  • Grill/BBQ
  • Pet Basket
  • Fitness Lover
  • Sports Fan
  • Book Worm
  • Cake/Cookie/Dessert Making
  • Girls Night In
  • "Treat yo Self"
  • Mani/Pedi
  • Wine Lover
  • Beer Lover/Homebrewer
  • Seasonal/Holiday Theme
    • "Fall"ing for You
    • Halloween
    • Christmas

* You are welcome to share your stories and promote your business/organization, but please do not include solicitation material or ask for donations in your baskets.

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Make a List

👉 Include a list of ALL the items in your basket. 👈

With so many goodies tucked inside, sometimes it's hard to see all of what is inside a basket once it's wrapped up. Be sure to include a list so that other's will know what treats are waiting inside!

If you are building a basket in honor or memory of someone, be sure to include a photo and note telling their story so that we know why this basket is special to them!

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Wrap it up!

Package your items in a clear container or wrap.

We don't want any treats getting lost during transportation so be sure to package all of your items securely in their basket or container. Wrap the entire basket in with with clear (see-through) cellophane, shrink wrap or in a gift wrap bag.

You can purchase gift wrap bags and cellophane wrap at your local craft or party supply store - Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, Party City - or on We can also wrap up your basket for you if you would like!

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Drop if off!

Be sure to drop off your basket by OCT 1st!

Basket Drop off Locations:

Barrow Neurological Institute
Saturday Sept 22nd | 9am - 12pm

The Gray Matters Foundation will have a booth at the "Brain Tumor Survivor & Caregiver Symposium" on Saturday Oct 22nd from 9am - 12pm.

Barrow Neurological Institute
350 W Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Use the Goldman Auditorium Entrance.

The Fitness Institute - Arrowhead

Baskets can be dropped off at the Arrowhead location anytime during regular business (see below for details).

The Fitness Institute - Arrowhead
17437 N 71st Dr, Unit 107
Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: (623) 825-1699

M/W/F -
4:30 am -11:00 am
3-6 pm

4:30 -10:30 am
1:30-6 pm

5:30 - 10:30 am

Scott's Generations Deli
Sunday, Sept 30th | 1pm - 3pm

Official basket drop off day! Lanette will be hanging out at Scott's deli from 1pm - 3pm to collect baskets.

Scott's Generations Deli
742 East Glendale Avenue, Suite 142
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Phone: 602-277-5662

If you are unable to make it to any of the scheduled drop offs, please contact Lanette to arrange a drop off.