Each year MONOLISA gives back to an organization or someone in need. Giving back has a tremendous positive impact to the lives of others and below are our latest ways of contributing.
This year, MONOLISA is giving back to the TVT Community Day School in Orange County, California. MONOLISA is donating pieces from the collection for their annual TVT Community Day School Virtual Auction Event on May 23. TVT is the #1 K-12 independent school in Orange County and is home to 450 Orange County families. Their mission - "We are an inclusive Jewish school of inquiry and innovation where academics are important and character is paramount." Click here to learn more about TVT Community Day School.
MONOLISA is excited to donate some handmade pieces to a silent auction for the benefit of the Carolina Helping Paws Rescue in 2020. The non-profit organization, in Sumter, South Carolina is raising money for the rescue, to help with vetting, medications, food, toys, etc. "Carolina Helping Paws Rescue is a volunteer group of animal loving people who are the voice for as many as we can be. We save animals from high kill shelters, abuse cases, neglect and the poor souls who are dumped or born stray and homeless."
MONOLISA donated handmade jewelry pieces to BACC's May 2020 event raising awareness for World Ovarian Cancer Day (WOCD). This is MONOLISA's second year donating to the organization. The organization supports anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower.
MONOLISA donated to the Martinez Arts Association Teachers Art Materials Grant Fund. The funds provides materials for art projects in teacher's classrooms. Purchases include paints, brushes, a variety of papers, display boards, tiles, art journals, card stock, and markers. One project planned by Kristen Paradiso at Alhambra High School is termed a “Memory Project” where students will paint portraits of refugee children from photos sent to them. Then the Martinez students send the portraits to the children as gifts. For more information or donation contributions click here.
MONOLISA donated a variety of their earring designs to Bay Area Cancer Connections (BACC) in Palo Alto. The organization supports anyone affected by breast or ovarian cancer with personalized services that inform and empower. MONOLISA artisan, Lisa Ramos is very excited to be giving back to BACC's upcoming May 7, 2019 event to raise awareness for World Ovarian Cancer Day (WOCD). "The event holds a special place in my heart. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 33 and 17 years later I continue to think about the challenges women and men face with cancer. Finding supportive programs and the right resources can be challenging and overwhelming during the cancer process. BACC's resource center does a truly amazing job providing different support groups and excellent resources!" For more information about BACC visit bayareacancer.org.
MONOLISA donated money towards backpacks for foster care children to the wonderful organization, maryannscloset.org. Children usually come into foster care with a small bag of clothes that they can carry. More times than not the items are too small, stained or ripped. Mary Ann’s closet is designed to bridge the gap between what children come with and what they need while easing the burden on the foster parent. Mary Ann’s closet is the solution. Foster parents and relative caregivers have a place to come to get the items they need to meet the needs of the children in their care at no cost to them.
2018 Donationsannual dinner and auction at Perera Pavilion at the Pleasant Hill Community Center.
Contra Costa Humane Society - Their mission is to empower our community to improve the quality of life for animals and decrease euthanasia rates. Through their programs and services they connect with individuals and private and public organizations to adopt pets, reduce the number of unwanted animals, and educate the public to foster compassion, responsibility, and respect toward animals. For more information click here