Monkeyhugs is partnering with Helping Hands during the month of February… *When you buy one monkey, not only will the proceeds go back to Monkey Helpers, but a second stuffed monkey will be donated to a child at InnVision Shelter Networks, a Silicon Valley based organization.
Monkeyhugs.org was designed and created in 2010 by Sydney, a twelve year old girl from California. Unique plush toy monkeys have been created by Sydney and are being sold on-line and in retail stores across the country. 100% of the profits, after tax, from the sale of these monkeys is donated to the Monkeyhugs Foundation. This foundation provides grants to various organizations, which help to bring a better quality of life to those in need.
The first beneficiary of the Monkeyhugs Foundation is a Boston, MA based organization called Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled. This organization trains capuchin monkeys to assist quadriplegic and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility-impairments and to bring a sense of companionship and independence into their lives.