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OUR MISSION

The Mission of twelve basketfuls outreach is provide human and social services to individuals in the community, with a special focus on providing safety and security to at-risk youth, families, and communities through basic necessities

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Our Vision

Twelve Basketfuls Outreach seeks to be an agent of change by fostering excellence in education, overall wellbeing, and self-sufficiency in every community where it is essential. Through spreading love and support, we are committed to meeting the needs of all people on a global scale.

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Our Story

Twelve Basketfuls Outreach, Inc., was established after traveling internationally and observing various struggles that people go through on a daily basis. We’re now committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our GOAL! Before officially becoming an official Non-Profit Organization in 2022, we’ve been supporting communities in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the effectiveness of our efforts and the impact on people's lives. Imagine what we can achieve together!

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Meet the Team

Board Members

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Eva Vela

Founder/CEO

Eva Vela is the Founder of Twelve Basketfuls Outreach, Inc. and prides herself in mission work. Originating from Houston, TX, she graduated from Texas Southern University with a degree in Public Affairs.


She’s worked in education for over 10 years and has always had a passion for serving the underserved. Eva’s main goal is to work with underprivileged families and assist with basic needs as well as building up communities.

To contact Eva please email contact@twelvebasketfuls.org.

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Alex Barbosa

Board President

Alex Barbosa has more than 23 years of experience as a Department Chair at a High School within the Houston Independent School District. In this role, Alex coordinates annual meetings with parents, students, and staff members to stay in compliance with federal guidelines.  He leads a team of teachers and paraprofessionals providing guidance in all aspects of their daily duties, including teaching their students, daily problem solving of issues, and solving parent concerns.


Alex is no stranger to the daily struggles in life. He was born in a small town & grew up in a little village in Belize, where he lived until the age of 16. Alex is extremely passionate about going back to help his community and is helping coordinate our outreach in the country of Belize.  He is a sponsor for sports teams back in Corozal, Belize and has provided food and clothing to the homeless here in the city of Houston.

To contact Alex please email contact@twelvebasketfuls.org.

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Ivy Plata

Board Treasurer

Ivy Plata is a Human Resources Generalist in the Oil and Gas Industry with over 13 years of experience. In this role, she is responsible for running day-to-day functions of the HR department including employee onboarding, payroll administration and provides support to employees in various HR related topics.

Ivy and her family are members of a local church in the N. Houston area. She is a servant to the community and gives back throughout the year by her involvement as an online advocate for Texas Children's Hospital, a NGEN POGO homie member and a donor with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. In her spare time, she volunteers with the Houston Food Bank and Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels.

To contact Ivy please email contact@twelvebasketfuls.org or visit www.twelvebasketfuls.org.

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Ana Alexander

Board Secretary

Ana Alexander has worked in the billing and administrative field in various companies for nearly 10 years. She grew up knowing the difficulties families can experience in this unstable economy and understands the challenges they face. She has dedicated her time to focus on her family’s personal growth through education and sports.

Ana and her family have helped in several fundraiser functions that have helped members of their community. They also enjoy volunteering in several community efforts to feed the homeless. She looks forward to this new chapter which will bring an outpour assistance and relief to the community.

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Crystal Salinas

Director of Volunteers

Crystal Salinas is an Accounting Manager with DH Homes. In this role, Crystal manages all aspects of Accounting. A big believer in Giving back to the community, Crystal supports March of Dimes, Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, Dravet Syndrome Foundation, Periwinkle Foundation, Locks of Love, Star of Hope & much more.

To contact Crystal please email contact@twelvebasketfuls.org.

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Jennifer Gaytan

Director of Sponsorships

Jennifer Gaytan is a business owner of Immaculate Auto Glass, LLC. Jennifer is also a credit repair specialist who helps and educates the community on how to improve their credit. 

A big believer in Christ, Jennifer supports her community parish as well as other small organizations raising awareness about hunger issues such as Heifer International, Kids Meals, and individual families in need. 

Prior to starting her auto glass and credit business, Jennifer spent 25 years as a Project Manager and a Print Production Specialist in the print and marketing industry.

After a successful career in marketing and communication Jennifer now advises other people how to successfully start their own business.

To contact Jennifer please email her or go to twelvebasketfulsoutreach.com

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The Ladies of Twelve Basketfuls Outreach

Working Together

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways people describe these invaluable members of our team. These women are truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

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What We Do

Here at Twelve Basketfuls Outreach we focus on providing safety and security to at-risk youth, families, and communities and is designed to rebuild the sustainability of the family and individual in our environment. We work by empowering and transforming our communities through innovative and integrated services and resources with a generated approach. We provide resource services to our community. We are committed to restoring physical dignity and providing them with what they need to live a comfortable life within their community. We see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change and have been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: God, love, support, empowerment, and progress.


We make individual lives worth living among others by restoring their value, dignity, power, strength, passion, and talents so they can be useful to their community. We aim to serve those that are in need of nutritional items to support and sustain their families. We care for our homeless while they are out in the streets of Houston by feeding them and providing them with care packages. We are working on providing scholarships to at-risk youth for programs that will empower them to pursue their true interests. Along with supporting our community here in Houston, TX, we do mission trips to support small villages/towns in other countries suffering from poverty.


Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. TBO emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words.

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