- What Is Happy Everything!™?
Realizing our own blessings at Coton Colors, we seek ways to give back a little HAPPY to those that need it most. Our Giving Back program aides charitable communities near and far, from local efforts in our hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, to national endeavors in the continental United States.
We Design to Save Children's Lives
We've been commissioned by St. Jude for more than 15 years to design custom products for their hospital gift store. The items we create are often inspired by patient artwork and are always our favorite products to design. They are sold by St. Jude, with every purchase helping to end childhood cancer.
"Working with St. Jude is something near and dear to my heart. Our partnership, which has evolved into a great friendship, has grown over the years and has become an integral part of our company, and something that makes me very proud."
- Laura Johnson, Founding Artist and CEO
Just a few of the custom products commissioned by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® over our 15-year partnership.
Our Products to Support St. Jude
In addition to creating products exclusively for the St. Jude Gift Shop, we also design four special products annually that drive donations and awareness for the fight to end childhood cancer.
Happy Everything!™ Art with Heart Attachment
As Laura hosted her first children's art therapy workshop at St. Jude, she witnessed firsthand the healing power of art. At that very workshop, Laura was inspired by a patient's painting of a simple striped heart. This was the creative spark that led to the design of a special heart shaped Happy Everything!™ Attachment, the Art with Heart Attachment. With every attachment sold, Coton Colors proudly donates $9 for every Big Attachment and $6 for every Mini Attachment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
Happy Everything!™ Inspire Happy Mug
As we design the Inspire Happy Mug each year, our hope is that people will use it and be inspired to take a moment and think of others. With every mug sold throughout the year, Coton Colors proudly donates $3 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
My St. Jude Family
The spring season brings days celebrations to enjoy with family- from Easter, Memorial Day and graduation to holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, memories with loved ones are made. During this time of year, Coton Colors participates in the My St. Jude Family campaign. While we celebrate the season with family, we encourage you to make a donation to St. Jude in honor of the children and families who are being treated.
We Run to Save Lives
Each year we have the privilege of participating in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Expo. St. Jude invites Coton Colors to host a personalization event where we personalize our custom designed St. Jude products, some to commemorate the race, for both patients and marathon racers. We personalize the St. Jude Ornaments with anything from marathon race times to patients' names and dates they became cancer-free. It's an honor to meet so many St. Jude families, hear their stories and learn about the impact St. Jude has on so many lives.
Our efforts to raise funds for St. Jude go beyond selling products and marketing events. We also drive donations all year long through our website, and in our Flagship Stores, through monetary contributions.
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Why St. Jude?
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Please find below answers to a few of the common questions about the Coton Colors and St. Jude partnership. If you have further questions regarding your donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® through www.coton-colors.com, please call Coton Colors Customer Service at (877) 801-1292 or email CustomerService@coton-colors.com and we will happily assist you. Please use the Contact Form and we'll answer your question.
Will my monetary donation go in full to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?
The full amount of your donation will go directly to ALSAC to fund St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Coton Colors will make these donations several times annually on behalf of our customers and in accordance of our partnership agreement with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. ALSAC is a U.S. nonprofit charity whose purpose is to raise the funds needed to enable St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment.
How will my donation help St. Jude?
Families with children receiving treatment at St. Jude never receive a bill for anything – not for treatment, travel, housing or food. St. Jude believes all a family should worry about is helping their child live, and we at Coton Colors are proud to partner with our customers to help in this mission to save children’s lives. Your donation will go to support the research and treatment at St. Jude. 75% of St. Jude operating funds are raised by private donations – every single dollar makes a difference!
Is the monetary donation I make to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital tax deductible?
Yes. In accordance with I.R.S. guidelines, if no goods or services were given in exchange for the gift, your donation is tax deductible. If you receive a gift from Coton Colors in exchange for your donation, this will be noted on your receipt.
Will I receive a receipt for my donation to ALSAC?
Yes, Coton Colors will email you a receipt for your monetary donation. Federal tax law requires that we give a receipt to substantiate your charitable donation.