The SCV Basket Brigade serves needy/homeless children and their families year around with Food, Clothes, & Toys during the Holidays. Our mission is to Provide Hope for these families while giving thanks throughout the year by expressing our Gratitude for Freedom, People, and Opportunity. The Dalai Lama says that everything in the world exists because of an interdependent network of causes and conditions. Our cause is to influence service in others for others and to bridge the gap between where we are and where we want to be.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi
People long to be recognized and accepted for who they, not what they do. Millions of families struggle to get through each day, let alone life itself. Howard is a believer that most individuals do the best they can with what they have. However, as a Mentor and Inspirator, Howard understands how human's fulfill their needs - some Empoweringly, while others through more disempowering means, such as learned helplessness.
Tony Robbins is one of Howard's greatest role models and insipired him to learn about elevating consciousness worldwide. Tony Robbins did just this with his International Basket Brigade, feeding over 2 million families worlwide. People all over the world are taking the time to reach out and help those in need, and so Howard organized the Santa Clarita Valley Basket Brigade.
The first Brigade began in 2009 when Howard Crampton, Jr. and Hillory Rex raised over $600, receiving contributions from RexHaul, Ralph's Groceries Co., Bo Bachman of Galpin Ford and his team, Whole Foods, and many contributions from the general public. Daniela Lowe, Mika Barron Hibbert and her son Ryan helped to organize the baskets for each family.
Linda Malerba of Life Strategies provided information regarding the families and delivered the gift baskets to them. In 2010 the Child and Family Center Foundation provided 9 families to create baskets for, as well as other families equating to 14 total families and raising $1500.
Our goal for 2011 is to raise $7500 and provide enough baskets for 100 families!