International Basket Brigade
The New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce (NEVCC) has created a special book for veterans “Thank you for your service, notes to a Veteran”. On December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021, we gave out 100 of these books inside inspirational gift bags to veterans throughout New England as part of our participating in the International Basket Brigade.
This program was so well received, we will do it again for December 31, 2021! We will be writing another special book and are looking for your messages to share with veterans who could use some inspiration and support to start the year off right!
If you would like to write a message that will be shared in our book, please fill out the below form. We are including information about each chapter.
Chapter 1 – A Fresh New Year
Start your year and make the most of each and every day. The following messages are from people who wish you the best in your Fresh New Year.
Chapter 2 – Live, Learn, and Pass it On
The following messages are from people sharing their messages of inspiration of Living, Learning, and Passing it on.
Chapter 3 – The Unstoppable You!
It only takes a few minutes each day to turn your life into an unstoppable force for good. What will you learn today? People are sharing messages of other ways to how you can be unstoppable!
Chapter 4 – Spring Has Sprung
The following messages are from people sharing their messages about doing something more, now that spring has sprung.
Chapter 5 – Find Inspiration
The following messages are from people sharing their tips for finding inspiration.
Chapter 6 – Super Fun Day!
The following messages are from people sharing ideas for a Super Fun Day!
Chapter 7 – Look Up!
Look up at the sky and allow yourself to enjoy the moment. You will gain many other benefits as well. The following messages are from people sharing their tips for enjoying the moment.
Chapter 8 – Redefine What Success Means To You
Start redefining what success means to you. The following are messages for redefining what success means.
Chapter 9 – A Moment For You
Taking time for yourself should be more widely practiced. It helps you to live a better life in every way possible. The following are examples of how you to take a moment for yourself.
Chapter 10 – Fall In Love With New England
There is no doubt about it – New England is an area where the Earth’s beauty shines right through. The following are places to go or people to see in New England.
Chapter 11 – Thank You For Your Service!
We unite together in celebrating our military community, and in the following messages we truly thank you for your service.
Chapter 12 – Reflection
The following are ways to reflect at the end of the year and look forward to the new year.
“Thank you for your service. Buy from a veteran-owned business.”
We want to celebrate our veteran and military-owned businesses, and get to know their stories, including why they started their business.
How can the general public support the campaign and veterans?
Visit veteran-owned businesses! Use our database to find a veteran-owned business near you. If you can’t find one, email us and we will help you! We have over 140,000 veteran-owned businesses in New England.
Mentor a business, most veteran-owned businesses are small businesses and they appreciate advice and assistance.
Host an event or workshop for veteran-owned businesses! We are always looking for networking opportunities for our veterans and business owners.
Share posts about veteran-owned businesses on social media. Follow up on social media and help us spread the word about resources and veteran and military-owned businesses. We will be using the #BuyVOBNE or #BuyveteranNE
A Century of Honor
From Memorial Day 2018 to Veterans Day 2018, we remembered and Honored our New England 2,884 men and women who served and gave their lives during the First World War.
To Remember: We provide information on each service member who served and lost their lives during the First World War.
To Honor: Each post/tweet will include information on how to make corrections to the veterans information. We also provide information on changes over the past 100 years for our veterans.