We Give Back
“Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. I experience myself as overflowing, spending, alive, hence as joyous. Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” ~ Erich Fromm
Through out my life I wanted to make those around me happy. It was important to me, and to be completely honest, the motivation was sort of selfish. It made me feel really good. It took a while for me to find my niche, mostly because self doubt, insecurities, and fear stood in the way of my personal growth.
In 2012, “with some help from my friends”, through love, reflection, and finally, finding the courage to free myself of my hangups, I discovered the form of my ultimate expression…painting.
My art made others feel good, empowered, happy, energized, at peace, or encouraged. Each took what they needed from the paintings. The best reward for me was knowing that I was able to touch lives in a positive way. I will not get into many details, as I don't want to be redundant. You can read my story here, in a comic book form, but what I want to say is, when tragedy occurred in my life, I was overwhelmed with emotion when dear friends and strangers bound together to help me and my family in any way they could.
It is important for me, and my partner, to give back in any way we can. Since we started the company, we have donated scarves to women who have or are fighting the battle with breast cancer, and organizations supporting breast cancer research. Mila & Such is determined to grow, so that one day we can give thousands of free scarves to women all over the world, wrapping them in joy, hope, and positive energy that is infused in my paintings.
In addition to our donation to breast cancer survivors and fighters, we are beginning a new initiative by offering support to the following organizations. 10% of our monthly sales will go to:
- December is National Human Rights Month (Dream Builders Project
- January is Cervical Awareness Month (Foundation for Women’s Cancer)
- February is American Heart Month (Deborah Hospital Foundation)
- March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month (Endometriosis Foundation of America)
- April is Autism Awareness Month
- May is Lupus Awareness Month (Lupus Research Alliance
"Handbags of Hope"
P.S. 264 Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
Ms. Chan-Parent Coordinator
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
2575 Klockner Road
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Breast Cancer Awareness Gala
KidSave -A Platinum Affair-
Patty, we met at RAW art show and donated a scarf to her aunt.
Galina, Brooklyn, NY
Phillis W., Staten Island, NY
Anna's mom- Brooklyn, NY
Justine R.-Los Angeles, CA
Maggie L.- Brooklyn, NY
Cherrie J. momma-CA
Mayra's Momma-, New York, NY
Anya- Brooklyn, NY
Kymber S.-Martinez, CA
Kristie I.-East Rockaway, NY
On the first of every month we run a giveaway on mila-such.com to spread love, joy and confidence as well as raise breast cancer awareness. Please join us and help us spread the word of importance of early detection!
I appreciate you taking the time and reading this page. I appreciate all those humans who have a heart of gold, and try to make a difference (making someone smile, is making a difference) in this world. Small steps in the right direction create a road wide enough for others to follow. Someone has to be the one to take the first step. Lets do it together, because together we can do anything.