The John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation for Giving Back (TFF) cares about the world and the communities in which we live. The TFF supports organizations and individuals who strive to improve the lives of children and animals and protect our environment.
Named after the Tortorella’s beloved dog, the Bear’s Angels Program partners with responsible rescues and shelters who help homeless and abused animals. TFF provides grants for spay and neuter, sanctuaries, horse rescue and rehabilitation, shelter improvement, alternatives to tethering, and programs that increase the chances of adoption for shelter dogs.
Enlighten Your World… READ!
The Tortorella Foundation believes that reading and writing skills are the cornerstones to a good education, and that exposure to music and art fosters the creative process in children. Our literacy program, Enlighten Your World – READ is our commitment to reach out and encourage children’s natural desire to learn by providing books, CD’s, journals and other materials, online, on our website:
Libros, Canciones y Poemas en Español
Helping Our Friends
Created to enable our family to reach out to more children in disadvantaged situations, to help others who work to improve the lives of these children and their families, and to help those who protect children, animals and our environment from harm. We believe that reading and writing skills are the cornerstones to a good education, and that exposure to music and art encourages the creative process in children. Our own literacy program, Enlighten Your World … READ! is our personal commitment to reach out and encourage the interest of children in reading, writing, music and art.
You are invited to browse our website to see some of the activities that we are involved in and to consider sponsorship of the program. All proifits of book sales go into the foundation literacy program for disadvantaged children.
We pledge to be forthright and involved with each entity we designate a recipient of any dollars we give through the foundation. Our family will often respond to time sensitive critical situations, with our personal support, because the need is immediate. There are often crisis situations, and immediately help may save a life of an animal. This can leave no time to properly put it through the processes of our foundation’s polices of discretion and discernment.
And thank you for giving back to those in need in your community.
– The Tortorella Family