Miss Florida and MonkeyWish.com Join Forces to Help Children

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Miss Florida's charity and MonkeyWish.com unite.

Myrrhanda Jones hugs a girl at Dance Marathon after giving her a plush monkey.

We look forward to spreading the word about our new initiative and helping thousands of other nonprofit organizations meet their needs.

This Sunday, Myrrhanda Jones, Miss Florida 2013, will mean no monkey business as she represents Florida in the final competition of the 2014 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.

Normally, monkeys are Jones’ business. Her platform issue for the competition is Comfort for Kids, Inc. Jones started this organization in honor of her younger sister, Gwinnie, whom she tragically lost at a young age. Jones and the organization’s volunteers hand out plush toy monkeys to bring hope to ill and terminal children.

“I deliver a monkey to every child I have the privilege to visit. It helps keep my sister's legacy alive and helps the affected children remember someone is continually thinking about them,” Jones said.

MonkeyWish.com/give joined forces with Comfort for Kids, Inc. to create a wishlist to help meet the needs of the organization. Comfort for Kids, Inc.’s wishlist includes specific plush toy monkeys that the organization will hand out to make a difference in an affected child’s life.

“Our service was created in the spirit of giving, so we are honored to have a way to help Myrrhanda and her charity. We look forward to spreading the word about our new initiative and helping thousands of other nonprofit organizations meet their needs,” said Tova Miller, MonkeyWish’s nonprofit coordinator.

Jones was born and raised in Gainesville, Fla. and she is a student at the University of Florida. Comfort for Kids, Inc. has partnered with individuals and other organizations to raise over $500,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. To date, Comfort for Kids, Inc. has provided comfort to over 1,400 children through its monkey donation project. For more information on Comfort for Kids, Inc. visit http://www.hugsforhurts.com.


MonkeyWish.com is revolutionizing giving. It blends traditional gift registry with social networking making giving for all occasions easy and fun. The new initiative, MonkeyWish.com/give, allows for nonprofits to create a wishlist to have their organization’s specific needs met. The mobile application and website provide what most registries do not: the ability to add any item from any store for any occasion. Membership is free. For more information on MonkeyWish.com or to become a member visit http://www.MonkeyWish.com.

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