Mental Health Awareness Month in May

by Desiree Aquino




Campaign has ended


I am a member of the board of directors for an organization called Mindful Littles. For the entire month of May, they are running a campaign to raise much-needed funds and awareness during Mental Health Awareness Month in order to help expand their whole school service learning programs across Bay Area schools, reaching into high-trauma, diverse communities in East Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. 

If you and/or your company are willing to sponsor the campaign or make a donation, I would be very grateful. Please show your support by contributing by May 31! For more details about the organization and the campaign, visit Give the Gift of Resilience.

Or reach out directly to me and I will put you in touch with the organization directly. Thank you in advance!

- Desiree Aquino

We have a crisis of human connection. This week the US Surgeon General shared a new advisory raising attention to the public health crisis of loneliness and social isolation – and the detrimental health and community outcomes that occur as a result.

This report speaks directly to the vital reason for our nonprofit, Mindful Littles. Since 2017, we have been diligently planting the seeds to systematize and bring Whole School service learning programs to communities across California, helping our youngest generations strengthen their community connections through mindful service. We have facilitated over 160 mindful service projects benefitting more than 40 community partners, unifying over 8000 students through the common goal of local, community service.

Mindful Littles is at a critical point. As we look to this next phase of our nonprofit, we are ready for expansion and ready to be a major force in weaving compassion throughout the social fabric of our school communities. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we've set a goal to raise $50,000 by the end of May. We invite YOU to help restore human connection and foster resilience in our schools. Support our movement and donate today!

About Mindful Littles

Mindful Littles is a 501(3)c nonprofit that combines mindfulness, social-emotional learning and

authentic service learning into a holistic model for all ages. 

How would you like to support?