Basket Brigade Returns to Martial Arts Family Fitness
School celebrates Thanksgiving by feeding over 180 families for tenth year.
By: Martial Arts Family Fitness
School celebrates Thanksgiving by feeding over 180 less fortunate families for tenth year.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., November 25, 2019 – Martial Arts Family Fitness (MAFF), a family-owned and operated school dedicated to improving lives through martial arts, announced today that for the tenth consecutive year it coordinated an Adopt-a-Family program for Thanksgiving. Several dozen students, instructors and staff team members of the school worked together to feed less fortunate families in the Santa Barbara area.
"Thanksgiving is a very important time of the year for many of us," said Master Melodee Meyer, co-owner of Martial Arts Family Fitness and a nationally recognized speaker. "Our 'family' of martial artists, instructors, fitness students and staff have fed close to 1,500 Santa Barbara families since we started in 2010. This year is our tenth year doing this and we continue our tradition of providing complete Thanksgiving meals to local families that otherwise might not be able to celebrate and enjoy the holiday. As a martial arts school, we believe that it is our responsibility to help others and make our community a better place to live for everyone."
Students and staff assembled and distributed the baskets to families identified as requiring assistance.Each basket includes all the makings of a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, including a turkey, stuffing, vegetables, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, butter and pie. Baskets were assembled on Saturday, November 23 at Martial Arts Family Fitness and delivered to families throughout Santa Barbara.
"The annual Basket Brigade provides us an opportunity to become unified to accomplish good in our community," added Grandmaster Dave Wheaton, co-owner of Martial Arts Family Fitness. "It is a time to come together and share the love for others and pass that example to our children and youth in the community.As a school, and a business, we have a lot to be grateful for and part of who we are is to give thanks and share in this gratitude."
"This is by far my favorite event, and the most important event, that our school is involved in," added MAFF's Operations Manager, Master Austin Curtis. "Our incredible volunteers assembled and delivered over 180 baskets with cards created by our youth students to pre-selected families. It is always amazing to see the reaction of the families that receive these baskets. We are so proud of our students for all their hard work in making this a successful community event where we do our part in taking care of each other and our neighbors."
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