Throughout the month of October, we devoted our business to Tourette & Tic Disorder. We were inspired by our friend Gianna to connect with others who have this disorder and are looking for a platform to tell their story. We raised money towards the Tourette Association that provides support, education, empowerment and research. Although, this month it was more important for us to bring awareness and shine light on Tourette & Tic Disorder. We had several people reach out and share with us on their experiences and better educate us. Therefore, this month has been an ultimate success!
To hear more on Gianna's experience and others with Tourette & Tic Disorder, check out tourettespodcast.com
September we dedicated the month of proceeds towards Mental Health and Suicide prevention awareness. We donated to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The foundation provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. Their main goal is to educate all people to help because We Can All Prevent Suicide. Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.
Throughout the month of August, we've donated to an incredible organization called Kids In Need. This organization raises money for not only kids from low income homes going back to school but teachers, second responders, and National Network of Resource Centers. Each year they help on average 200,000 teachers and more than 5 million students in some of the most under-resourced communities across the country.
It's time to raise awareness and bring light to addiction recovery in our community! Throughout the month of July 15% of our proceeds were donated directly towards supporting those in recovery, fighting the disease of addiction. With the help of our supporters, we filled duffle bags with toiletries for those who attend the Phoenix house. TONI is always Thinking Of New Ideas and new ways of making a difference! With your help, each purchase can turn our ideas into reality.
Pride for Youth is a service and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) young people through age 30. They also run an Adult Sexual Health Program which serves LGBTQ individuals through age 45. Their mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the LGBTQ community through education, supportive services and personal development in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens Counties. Toni chose to use their donations this month to support all the beautiful lives touched by PFY and hope the dollar donation can continue to support all that they do.
The world was passionately moved by the passing of George Floyd. and there was a shift in humanity that has left all of us changed. When you think about the future and change you think about children being the foundation of our world, our community and our homes. We wanted to give back to our future world and the children who will run that world so we made a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Having a place like the Boys & Girls Club that offers safety, consistency, education and love is everything.
During the pandemic, we all had family members we couldn't see and that just plain sucked. We wanted to bring a little joy to those alone so we teamed up with Alpine Bakery of Smithtown to sweeten the deal! Alpine put together beautiful trays of cookies both for the receiver and the giver as a way to share the sweets from a distance.
When quarantine began, Team Toni jumped on making masks as soon as we could. Our goal was to raise enough money in donations to help ease the daily struggles of the frontline nurses and to supply others with proper face masks. We were able to donate hundreds of masks and raise enough money to do so!