In 2019, Spike Productions, an established web-video company since 2002, launched the Basketful Relief Project (BRP) to write and publish beautiful children’s stories to support hunger relief programs here at home and abroad. With the purchase of a BRP book, Spike Productions currently donates ten percent of each purchase to reputable organizations fighting hunger. The goal however, is to increase this percent amount as more books sell. 

We hope these books not only grace your coffee table as classics, but inspire your young reader to engage in them time and again.

The BRP mission really is to help feed both young tummies and minds.

We invite you to review our children’s books, here.

DONATING LOCALLY, EFAA in Boulder, CO (starting in 2022)

Spike Productions’ BRP has selected to support the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) in Boulder, CO. Established over a century ago, EFAA is a locally operated community safety net for families in times of need.

We invite you to donate directly to EFFA, here.

DONATING INTERNATIONALLY, UN World Food Program USA, Ukrainian Refugee Crisis (March-April, 2022)

For the month of March, 50% of book sales of our new release, The Hyrax Song, (2nd ed), will be donated to support the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis through the UN World Food Program USA. Please consider a book purchase today, to feed both a young tummy and mind!

During this month, April, 50% of book sales of both, The Pond of Reflection and The Hyrax Song, will be donated to support the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis through the UN World Food Program USA.

We invite you to donate directly to the UN World Food Program USA/Ukraine, here.

DONATING INTERNATIONALLY, Save the Children Yemen (started in 2019)

Spike Productions’ BRP is currently donating to Save the Children famine relief efforts in Yemen and has started a BRP Save the Children Yemen famine relief fundraising page. With a percent of book sales through the BRP, Spike productions makes monthly donations to this fundraising page. This is an ongoing fundraiser. After we meet a goal of $2,000 the page will reset and start again.

Yemen in Crisis

Embroiled in civil conflict since 2011 and civil war since 2015, Yemen is experiencing the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster. As war continues, the UN says it is on the brink of the world’s worst famine in 100 years. Twenty-two million people are in urgent need of help, half of them children who are facing a triple threat – hunger, disease and bombs on a daily basis. Save the Children estimates more than 100 young children are dying from extreme hunger every single day.

Save the Children (STC) is on the ground in Yemen, working to help the most vulnerable access food, healthcare and education.

  • STC has treated over 150,000 children under five suffering from malnutrition and is supporting health facilities and mobile health and nutrition teams in some of the hardest to reach areas.
  • STC is supporting over 150 health facilities to provide life-saving primary healthcare, and responding to outbreaks of cholera and diphtheria.
  • STC is distributing food to young children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.

An informative update article can be reviewed here, entitled:

Famine has arrived in pockets of Yemen. Saudi ships blocking fuel aren’t helping

By Nima ElbagirBarbara ArvanitidisAngela Dewan, Nada Bashir and Yousef Mawry, CNN, Video by Alex Platt and Mark Baron, CNN

Updated 4:53 PM ET, Thu March 11, 2021

We invite you to donate directly to Save the Children, Yemen fundraising page, here.

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