The Challenge

This year, we’re asking our dedicated team, staff and volunteers to help us raise additional funds by rallying friends, family, co-workers and even in-laws to donate in a unique way… socially! 

We’ve partnered with a mobile app called ChallengeStar and they’re hosting the…Branches asks: What are you thankful for? challenge.

Simply post a video or photo to the ChallengeStar app of what you are thankful for, then share to our social connections… it’s really easy! 
Every dollar raised for this challenge will benefit Branches’ Thanksgiving Meal Delivery program which with the help from over 1,100 volunteers delivers a hot meal and important resources to over 6,000 low-income individuals. 

For the person’s post who raises the most dollars, you will become the proud winner of a $150 gift certificate to the restaurant of your choice!! 
Thank you for helping to make this holiday special for hundreds of families!

How to join and play:

  1. DOWNLOAD ChallengeStar for free from your Apple or Android store, then SIGN-IN with your mobile number or a Facebook account and create a user name.
  2. Search for Branches…select the challenge to enter and then POST your video or photo.
  3. Share your post with #branchesthanksgiving to RAISE FUNDS…and this is super important! Tap the three-dotted option button next to your photo and share it with
    your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or wherever. You can even share it via text or WhatsApp and they’ll be able to donate directly from your shared post by clicking on the photo. The payment is taken securely via PayPal, all you need is a debit card, credit card or PayPal account — it’s really easy!


What Are You thankful For Challenge?

Total Raised    $195.00

$170 Raised      $10 Raised     $15 Raised


16th Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

Branches began its Thanksgiving Meal Delivery program in 2001 with a few dozen volunteers delivering over 600 meals. 

In 2015, more than 1,100 volunteers came together at nine sites to cook, package and deliver 6,275 meals to individuals and families in need. 

Most importantly, each delivery included a large tri-lingual pamphlet which included information about available programs at Branches and other free community resources.

Click here to register for Thanksgiving Meal Delivery


Hurry! This challenge ends in…