Monthly Charity Donations - March (Cure Violence) & April (MS Walk)

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

For March, we will be donating to Cure Violence: Cure Violence is the #1 NGO in preventing violence, proven by multiple independent studies. Currently active in Chicago, New Orleans, Honduras, Syria and the West Bank.

In April, we will be doing something a little different - we will be participating in the MS Walk:NYC on Sunday, April 28th to raise money.

Join our Art of Intuitive Photography team and walk with us! Please invite your family and friends to join too (and bring your camera to document the walk)!

Please join now and start recruiting.

Monthly Charity Donations - February's Funds will go to the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

February's donation will go to the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine. One of our colleagues, Patricia, has proposed this for consideration.

Patricia states "Each of us deserves justice.  Regardless of age, ability, gender or race. This is what motivates us to do the work we do.  Justice for all. 

Research affirms what we know from experience; older people who are mistreated are less likely to come forward to seek help than their younger counterparts.  Consider that only one in 24 older people report abuse to authorities.  This means there is a “hidden” group of people who need assistance, but who we never see.  This means we need to work harder to make it easy for people to come forward, and to ensure they have the services they need once they do come forward. 

This is precisely the work we do here at the Elder Abuse Institute of Maine.  We raise awareness of elder abuse through outreach and training.  And we provide transitional housing and community-based support services to older victims of abuse through our Martha’s Cottage program. 

There is no charge for any of our services, including providing housing, food, clothing, cell phones and gas for our clients.  But these services and resources do cost money, and we rely on the support of generous people to help meet these needs.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of February, you will be participating in making a difference at Elder Abuse Institute of Maine.

January's donation is going to Sanctuary For Families.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Children/Teen Workshop/Camp Dates Have Been Announced!

Dates for our children/teen workshops and camps for the spring and summer have been announced! To see the schedule, please click here

Don't forget we have a referral program - refer a child and get a $50 coupon off your next class! (Student must enter your email when purchasing). 

Monthly Charity Donations - January's Funds Will Go To Sanctuary For Families

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

January's donation will go to Sanctuary For Families. One of our students has proposed this for consideration.

She states "They give unbelievable support of every kind to victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and gender-based violence. I am a survivor of domestic violence and having been so for the last 4 years. Without Sanctuary For Families, I don't know how I would have been able to turn my life around the way that I have."

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of January, you will be participating in making a difference at Sanctuary For Families.

December's donation is going to Alzheimer's Association .

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - December's Funds will go to the Alzheimer's Association

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

December's donation will go to Alzheimer's Association. Our student, Lisa Sisneros, who took our Colorado weekend workshop, had proposed this for consideration.

Lisa states 'We got the news recently that my wife’s memory problems were due to early onset Alzheimer’s. The doctor referred us to the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association where we quickly received printed resources and a schedule of classes and support groups. It is still early in our journey, but this organization has already given us hope that we have a great big team to back us up!"

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of December, you will be participating in making a difference at Alzheimer's Association.

November's donation is going to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - November's Funds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

November's donation will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Our teacher, Kiwon Kim, had proposed this for consideration.

Kiwon states 'volunteering and being a “Big” for the Big Brother Big Sister program has been amazing. Spending time with my “Little” has not only been fulfilling for her, but she has taught me so much about being resilient. These kids face so many obstacles in their day and to see their faces light up when talking to them and experiencing new adventures together, that means the world."

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of November, you will be participating in making a difference at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

October's donation is going to Michael's Cause.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

We Now Have A Referral Program!

In gratitude for all the referrals we receive from our student body, we are now offering $50 off coupons as a token of our appreciation!

When filling out their information on the payment page, the student needs to enter in your name and email as the referrer. We will then contact you directly with the coupon code for you to save $50 off any group class you choose to attend.

Monthly Charity Donations - October's Funds will go to Michael's Cause

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

October's donation will go to Michael's Cause. Our teacher, Michele Yacovello, had proposed this for consideration.

Michele states 'I've been volunteering my time and photography to Michael’s Cause for the past 4 years. After meeting the family and especially Michael I knew I had to contribute in any way I could. Rob and Theresa, Michael’s parents, are passionate about funding research to help find a cure to help their son and all boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  DMD is a genetic disorder that involves rapidly worsening muscle weakness, difficulty walking and breathing.  This disease affects 1 in 3500 boys worldwide.'

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Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of October, you will be participating in making a difference at Michael's Cause.

September's donation is going to Pleasant Animal Shelter.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let us know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - September's Funds Will Go To Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

September's donation will go to Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. Our student, Lisa Hora, had proposed this for consideration as they are a small, caring shelter with deep appreciation of any donations they receive.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of August, you will be participating in making a difference at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter

August's donation is going to The American Kidney Fund.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - August's Funds will go to The American Kidney Fund

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

August's donation will go to The American Kidney Fund. Our student Valencia Kuykendall, had proposed this for consideration.

Valencia stated that The American Kidney Fund is an organization that helps patients with kidney failure and on dialysis, like me, afford treatment-related expenses such as Medicare/Medicaid, transportation to dialysis centers, prescriptions and many other needs. Also, if a dialysis patient is recovering from a major catastrophe, i.e. hurricane, tornado, flood, the AKF provides assistance by replacing meds, food, household items and pay for pother lost necessities.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of August, you will be participating in making a difference at The American Kidney Fund.

July's donation is going to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - July's Funds will go to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

July's donation will go to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. Our Associate Teacher, Sepia Prince, had proposed this for consideration.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is a Hudson Valley - based  animal shelter that regularly takes in, or works to place farm animals that are victims of cruelty and neglect. Most of these animals are rescued during investigations of farms, stockyards, auctions and slaughterhouses; others arrive from humane societies and SPCA cruelty cases.

Rescue animals are given care and sanctuary, connect with people to advance veganism, and advocate for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements. Visitors to the sanctuary are provided an opportunity to meet animals who are most commonly exploited. Their mission embodies the vision of a peacful world rooted in respect and justice for all living beings. 

After providing volunteer services with the farm on 3 occasions, Sepia has gained a new found respect for non-profit efforts, and a more broad view of Earth justice.
 

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of July, you will be participating in making a difference at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary


June's donation is going to Family-to-Family.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - June's Funds will go to Family-to-Family

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

June's donation will go to Family-to-Family. Our student, Lew Wunderlich, had proposed this for consideration.

Family-To-Family (F-to-F) is a small, grass-roots hunger relief charity that Lew and his wife have been involved with for close to four years.

Based out of Hastings-on Hudson, New York, F-to-F has funded the delivery of almost 350,000 meals annually and close to six million meals over the organization’s lifetime.  Its unique in that it matches specific impoverished families – often single moms with several kids – with donor families of greater means.

Lew and his wife are donors for a family in Waco,  Texas, underwriting the monthly cost of a box of groceries. This provides “their” recipient family with at least a week’s worth of meals, often arriving just at the time when food stamps may run out.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of June, you will be participating in making a difference at Family-to-Family.

May's donation is our participation and raising funds in the Aids Walk on May 20th. Please join our team!

If you have a charity that's near and dear to our heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.
 

Monthly Charity Donations - Join Our AIDS Walk Team For May's Donation

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

We just finished walking the MS Walk (April's charity) and we're excited to announce that in May we will be participating in the AIDS Walk.

 
April's Charity: MS Walk

April's Charity: MS Walk

 

Please join our team and walk with us on Sunday, May 20th, in Central Park, to help raise money.

Invite your family and friends to join too (and bring your camera to document the walk)!

Please join now and start recruiting.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let us know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - March's Funds will go to Everytown for Gun Safety

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

Due to the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, March's donation will go to Everytown for Gun Safety. Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of March, you will be participating in making a difference.

February's donation is going to For His Children.

Don't forget to join our Art of Intuitive Photography Team for the MS Walk on April 15th! 

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

We don't like to brag BUT...

We don't like to brag BUT...we made it into Time Out New York this week!  Thanks goes to our students who write raving reviews and refer us to friends and family. Our success is due to you!

Monthly Charity Donations - February's Donation Will Go To For His Children

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

February's donation will go to For His Children.  Candice Braun has proposed this for consideration as AoIP teen student Annie Braun's younger brother was adopted from FHC seven years ago (he is now nine years old).

For His Children (FHC) is a ministry that provides a home for homeless children with normal needs and special needs in Ecuador. Currently, 40 to 50 children are cared for in two residential care homes in north-east Quito and in Latacunga, in the Province of Cotopaxi. The environment provides physical and emotional support, spiritual nurturing, and lots of tender loving care. The residents of FHC range from newborn to 21 years of age. During its recent 25th year, 25 children were either adopted or reunited with family members. 

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of February, you will be participating in making a difference at For His Children.

January's donation will be going to Emma's Place.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Don't forget to join our Art of Intuitive Photography Team for the MS Walk on April 15th! 

In gratitude,

Mindy

Monthly Charity Donations - Join Our MS Walk Team For April's Donation

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

In April, we will be doing something a little different - we will be participating in the MS Walk:NYC on Sunday, April 15th to raise money.

Join our Art of Intuitive Photography team and walk with us! Please invite your family and friends to join too (and bring your camera to document the walk)!

Please join now and start recruiting or, if it's in your heart, you can donate to our team.

February's charity will be announced shortly.
 

Monthly Charity Donations - January's Funds will go to Emma's Place

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

January's donation will go to Emma's Place. Our Associate Teacher, Michele Yacovello, had proposed this for consideration.

Emma's Place is a Staten Island not-for-profit organization of care giving professionals and volunteers committed to supporting grieving children and families year round. Its purpose is to facilitate healing through grief and loss education, including individual and group counseling, family talk and play, art therapies and special events.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of January, you will be participating in making a difference at Emma's Place.

December's donation will go to Staten Island Giving Circle.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to our heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

In gratitude,

Mindy

Monthly Charity Donations - December's Funds will go to Staten Island Giving Circle

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

December's donation will go to Staten Island Giving Circle. Our Associate Teacher, Michele Yacovello, had proposed this for consideration.

Here are Michele's words about SIGC: 

The Staten Island Giving Circle is near and dear to my heart. I have been involved for 8 years and became president 2 years ago. 

We are a 100% volunteer based grass roots organization doing as much locally as we possibly can. 

Our most popular is the kids enrichment program in which we raise money for school trips, kids coat closets and teachers closets. These take place at title 1 schools in lower income neighborhoods. 

School trips are self explanatory, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, socks and often boots are provided as needed to schools providing a kids coat closet in schools as needed. 

For teachers closets, teachers are nominated and receive a wish list of the  most needed items for their particular classroom. 

This holiday season we are hosting a holiday party for 50 children and we are ‘adopting’ another 65 from a local family shelter. Each child will receive several brand new gifts.

Please check out our website for a full listing of the various projects. You can also find us on Facebook.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of December, you will be participating in making a difference at SIGC.

November's donation will be going to Main Springs (the Janada L. Batechlor Foundation for Children) in East Africa.

If you have a suggestion of where to donate for the month of January, please let us know.