Braedon Criner’s Book Sale to Save Lives
10-year-old Santa Clarita Valley resident holds fundraiser to benefit children’s cancer
SANTA CLARITA, California, April 10, 2017 – Braedon Criner’s Book Sale to Save Lives is a used book and bake sale at the Boys and Girls Club Newhall Clubhouse in Newhall, CA on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. The book sale will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer.
Braedon Criner, a 10-year-old Valley View Elementary School student, had the idea for the Book Sale to Save Lives after attending a recent Michael Hoefflin Foundation 5K. He wanted to do something that would raise money for children’s cancer. His idea started with a thought to sell his own used books at the end of his street, like a lemonade stand, and has grown into the current event to be held at the Boys and Girls Club.
Braedon says, “After the Michael Hoefflin Walk, I felt really bad for families that have kids with cancer. I wanted to have a fundraiser to raise money to help them.”
When local philanthropists heard about what Braedon wanted to do, they decided to pitch in. David Menchaca, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, offered to host the book sale at the Boys and Girls Club Newhall Clubhouse.
Braedon’s mom, Shauna Criner stated, “I am so proud of Braedon and his wanting to help where he can. Both of our kids have been volunteering with us since they were born. I love to see that it has made an impact and that they are truly becoming philanthropic.”
Braedon is looking for donations of new or used adult or children books and baked goods. Books can be dropped off at the Boys and Girls Club in Newhall or at the Michael Hoefflin Foundation office during business hours. Baked good can be donated during the day of the event at the event location. Please contact Shauna Criner at ShaunaL74@gmail.com if you are interested in donating any books or baked goods.
Braedon Criner is a 10 year-old Santa Clarita Valley resident who attends Valley View Elementary School. Braedon is the son of local philanthropists Nate and Shauna Criner, current President and Immediate Past President of JCI Santa Clarita, respectively. Braedon often participates in events held by local nonprofits with his parents.