[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
65°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
October 15
1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]


triumph2Triumph Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Clarita, begins its annual Christmas Care Basket Outreach visiting a dozen hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Southern California to bring resources, mentorship, and a message of hope to people that have spinal cord injury. Triumph plans to deliver 100 of its Care Baskets to individuals and families that are spending their holiday facing tragedy.

The Care Baskets are full of necessary information to help someone with their new beginning after injury to enable them to live life to the fullest potential. In addition, Triumph Foundation includes gifts and goodies that will bring cheer to its recipients who are newly paralyzed. The organization is requesting donations to support its efforts.

Triumph Foundation’s founder, Andrew Skinner understands firsthand how being in the hospital on Christmas feels. Mr. Skinner suffered a spinal cord injury in November 2004 in a snowboarding accident. “Being in the hospital is never easy, but it is especially difficult for people that suffer a spinal cord injury during the holiday season,” said Mr. Skinner. “I spent my Christmas in the hospital so it’s near and dear to my heart.” Mr. Skinner has made a remarkable recovery, and wants others with similar injuries to triumph like him. “I have come so far from where I was initially. Now I am living the American dream, despite of my physical impairment. I want to help others do the same.”

Triumph Foundation’s Care Baskets are like a tool-kit to help someone rebuild their life after becoming paralyzed.

“There is no instruction manual on how to live life using a wheelchair,” said Kirsten Skinner who was with her husband when he got injured and has stayed with him every step of the way, “when someone becomes paralyzed, their injury affects everyone around them; family, friends, loved ones, and the entire community.”

Triumph is seeking donations of cookies, treats, gift items, and other goods to include inside the baskets. In addition, it is holding a fundraiser on December 3, 2014 at the Route 66 Classic Grill located at 18730 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91351. Monetary donations can also be sent to Triumph Foundation 17186 Hickory Ridge Court, Santa Clarita CA 91387.

Contributions will ensure Mr. Skinner and Triumph Foundation can continue to provide critical support services needed in the Spinal Cord Injury community. All donations are tax deductible.

 

triumphAbout Triumph Foundation

Founded in 2008, Triumph Foundation’s mission is to help individuals with spinal cord injury to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to move forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. In addition to its Care Basket Outreach, Triumph Foundation’s programs also include providing grants to help obtain necessary equipment, supplies, and services; assisting with home modifications for wheelchair accessibility; leading SCI support groups; and sponsoring wheelchair sports teams and adaptive recreational programs to support disabled athletes.

Every year 10,000-20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries in the United States. There are over 1.2 million paraplegics and quadriplegics living in America today. The disabled population is the fastest-growing minority that anyone can become a part of at any time. No one plans ahead for a devastating injury that causes paralysis, because no one thinks it could happen to them. When something tragic does occur, people are not prepared to deal with the challenges. Triumph Foundation assists these individuals to triumph over the obstacles they face.

To date the organization has touched the lives of over 2,500 individuals with disabilities; given $80,000 in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance; performed eight home and bathroom remodels; provided wheelchair accessible vehicles to three people who did not have the means to purchase one on their own; handed out well over 1,000 Care Baskets to newly injured people; and regularly visits 12 area hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Southern California.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


SCV NONPROFIT LINKS

NONPROFIT HEADLINES
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018
The Valencia based nonprofit, SNAP Sports is pleased to announce their 6th Annual Skate-a-Thon fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Ice Station in Valencia, CA.
Monday, Oct 8, 2018
Renee Leόn, Donor Relations Officer with the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation, has been included in the inaugural Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Forty Under 40 list.
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018
The Child & Family Center’s 2nd Annual Trike Derby will take place Saturday, Oct. 6, at Wolf Creek Brewery, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018
The 50th annual Festival of Trees fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley is set for the weekend of Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18 at The Centre in Santa Clarita.
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
The Single Mothers Outreach board of directors and Empowering HeArts planning committee have unveiled the honorees and artists to be featured at the nonprofit's signature Empowering HeArts fundraising gala at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Feb. 8, 2019.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
Here is the Week 8 roundup of Santa Clarita Valley football scores.
Santa Clarita Valley Football Roundup
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
1876 - Town of Newhall founded at Bouquet Junction (moved 2 years later to present location) [story]
County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has introduced a motion to bring forward a public health-centered effort to address the emergence of diseases that have impacted the county, especially among the homeless population.
Barger Urges Effort to Curb Spread of Disease in County Homeless Population
CalArts student Hanna Kim (Film/Video BFA 19) won the gold medal for Animation (Domestic Film Schools) during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 45th Student Academy Awards ceremony Thursday night.
CalArts’ Hanna Kim Wins Gold in 45th Student Academy Awards
Here's a look at how The Master's University's sports teams rank in the latest polls.
TMU Mustangs Sports: A Peek at the Polls
The Valley Industry Association will present a California State Assembly 38th District Candidate Forum at its monthly business luncheon at Valencia Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 16: Assembly 38th District Candidates to Face Off at VIA Forum
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station arrested a man in Oakland suspected of robbing a business in Castaic on Oct. 5, according to station authorities.
SCV Detectives Arrest Castaic Robbery Suspect in Oakland
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 16: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Los Angeles County election officials are alerting residents about a misleading robocall now circulating that wrongly claims there is an error in one of the ballot titles for the Nov. 6 General Election.
Voter Alert: Beware of Robocalls Making False Statements
The California Highway Patrol has received a federal grant to develop the Get Educated and Ride Safe, or GEARS, program to promote motorcycle safety and awareness.
CHP Receives Grant to Boost Motorcycle Safety, Awareness
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reminds residents to protect themselves from flea-borne typhus by using flea control products on pets and avoiding wild or stray animals.
Public Health Asks Residents to Help Prevent Flea-Borne Typhus
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested an Antelope Valley man on multiple charges after a traffic stop in Canyon Country.
AV Man Arrested on Multiple Charges in Canyon Country
In this week's #FraudFriday post, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department warns citizens not to fall for scams when renting or leasing a home or apartment.
Fraud Friday: Don’t Fall for Rental Scams
Author Tina Hogan Grant will celebrate the Oct. 4 publication of her debut novel, "Reckless Beginnings," with a personal appearance and book-signing session at the Frazier Park Library on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 3 p.m.
Oct. 13: ‘Reckless Beginnings’ Book Signing at Frazier Park Library
The next meeting of Santa Clarita Valley Water's Public Outreach and Legislative Committee is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: SCV Water Public Outreach, Legislative Committee Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its crime information and public safety report for Saugus (Zone 4) for the week of Oct. 1-7, 2018.
Crime Blotter: GTA, Burglary in Saugus
1915 - Name of Surrey post office & town changed (back) to Saugus [story]
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, will hold a free, household hazard and e-waste recycling roundup, Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., for Val Verde area residents.
Oct. 13: Household Hazardous, E-Waste Recycling Roundup in Val Verde
The city of Santa Clarita is proud to announce that Santa Clarita singer-songwriter Karli Webster is scheduled to sing the national anthem prior to the start of the Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars.
Karli Webster, Former ‘Voice’ Contestant, to Sing National Anthem at SC Marathon
Major League Baseball announced Thursday all the start times for the 2018 National League and American League Championship Series.
MLB Announces League Championship Series Start Times
The Friends of Hart Park, in cooperation with the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, is presenting its 7th Annual Hart Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair.
Dec. 8-9: Hart Holiday Boutique & Craft Fair
FIT4MOM, the nation’s largest wellness company with programs exclusively designed for moms, is celebrating Halloween mom-style.
Oct. 31: Fit4Mom’s Halloween ‘Stroller Treat’ Workout
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control will be participating in the Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair.
County to Participate in Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair
Here is the Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) Crime Prevention/Public Safety Report for the week of Sept. 24 - 30, 2018:
Crime Blotter: Robbery, Burglary, Grand Theft in Stevenson Ranch
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will be holding a regular meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers, located at 23920 Valencia Blvd., 1st Floor, Santa Clarita, 91355.
Oct. 11: Santa Clarita Arts Commission Regular Meeting
The Santa Clarita Valley offers many great trails and open spaces for hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding. When using these trails, we all need to take precautions to assure we enjoy them safely.
SCV Deputy Offers Hiking Safety Tips
Eleven proposed state measures qualified to appear on the ballot for California's Nov. 6, 2018 general election.
Nov. 6 General Election: A Propositions Preview
1885 - Birth of Hortense Reynier, future bride of Placerita Canyon pioneer Frank Walker [story]
The Master's University women's volleyball team beat Hope International 3-0 on Tuesday at home, winning for the 12th straight match, remaining perfect in conference play and improving to 22-3 overall.
TMU Women’s Volleyball Nets 12th Straight Win
Santa Clarita-based accountant Patricia Cascione will be formally charged Friday with embezzling more than $93,000 from the Girl Scouts and a local cancer center over a four-year period.
Cascione to be Formally Charged Friday With Embezzling
The city of Santa Clarita invites local photographers to enter its winter 2018 photo contest and vy for cash prizes.
City’s Winter 2018 Photo Contest Now Open for Entries
The city of Santa Clarita and Southern California Edison have completed installing 42 new LED (light-emitting diode) streetlight fixtures along Bouquet Canyon Road between Festividad Drive and Centurion Way in Saugus.
City, SCE Install New LED Streetlights on Bouquet Canyon Road
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to restrict the use of single-use plastic straws and stirrers in unincorporated areas of the county.
Supes Restrict Plastic Straws to Reduce Pollution