As a parent of a child attending Sandy Hook Elementary during the tragic shooting on December 14, 2012, we continue to mourn and remember our community’s children, administrators and educators whom we lost and will forever keep in our hearts.

All of our companies, under the DBP & Associates, Inc. umbrella donate a percentage of our overall profits to causes helping and aiding children in our community as well as causes we feel passionately about in helping children here and abroad.

This year, we were able to donate to a number of the organizations listed below. Some we were happy to donate in the name of our Sandy Hook Elementary Community.

Like many older newlyweds, our dreams of becoming parents took my husband and I down a fascinating road in order to build our family. Our children, Ethan and Isabella, joined our family at 6 months and 10 months from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Our daughter Aeryn, adopted as a special needs child, arrived at the age of 2 1/2 years old from Fuling, China. We are thankful everyday for the blessings our children give us on a daily basis. We are also very aware of the children left behind to languish in orphanages around the world. It is for this reason we donate a percentage of our profits annually to the below worthy children's charities.

Know that by purchasing through The Persnickety Bride, you are helping us give children around the globe and in the US the availability of a nurturing and therapeutic environment, proper nutrition, and warm clothing, while at the same time assisting US families with children emotionally traumatized by neglect or institutionalization.

We thank you in advance for your support of us and of these programs:

Smart Kids with LD

(Wesport, CT non-profit) Provides parents and children with information on how to help their child succeed in school and life while dealing with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.

Fuling Kids International

Supporting nurturing programs for special needs orphans in Fuling Provence, China.

Spoon Foundation

Orphanage Nutrition program around the globe.

Motherless Child Foundation

Warm clothing program for children in and leaving orphanages as they age out of the system.

Attachment and Trauma Network

Helping parents with children adopted from US foster and overseas orphanages suffering from trauma and attachment disorder issues.

Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation

(Newtown, CT) The mission is to create awareness in children and our communities that choosing love over anger, gratitude over entitlement, and forgiveness and compassion over bitterness is the better choice over violence.

Kids in the Game

(Bend, OR non-profit) We are focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports. We provide financial assistance to help youth from low-income families of all abilities gain access to after school sports programs and physical education programs in schools.

The Ana Grace Project

(non-profit) The mission of the The Ana Grace Project is to promote love, community and connection for every family and identify the most effective ways to build community and interpersonal connection to prevent violence and promote recovery.

Family Reach

(non-profit) A terrific organization helping families financially when family members are dealing with cancer treatment.

The Resiliency Center of Newtown

The Resiliency Center of Newtown offers trauma-Informed services focused on long-term individual and community healing for children and adults impacted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2012.

Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation

A charitable organization that supports projects and programs that best reflect and honor Catherine’s memory.

J127 Ranch

J127 Ranch provides a safe, loving community for orphans in the area of Taraz, Kazakhstan and become for them a place of hope and a place they can call home. The goal is to provide children with a solid foundation for life and the training to fulfill the call on their lives.

St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

St. Rose of Lima School

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is a Christ-centered community committed to academic excellence in an atmosphere that nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and moral development of each child. .