An incredible opportunity to support The Sunny Center

Nov 23, 2021 | Activism, News, Newsletter

This week, you have a unique opportunity to support The Sunny Center!

Peter Tunney’s GRATTITUDE artwork (Gannett)

Peter Tunney Artwork NFT Auction

We are so excited to announce that our board member, artist Peter Tunney, is auctioning two of his masterpieces.  You can go directly to usatoday.com/nft to get all the details.

This collaboration between Gannett Publications and Peter Tunney celebrates the season of giving with proceeds equally benefiting The Sunny Center, to help individuals who have suffered the injustice of wrongful conviction to heal and integrate back into society, and the Gannett Foundation, which supports community-building initiatives across the country.

The Gannett and Peter Tunney NFT collection includes the following:

  • “GRATTITUDE” NFT: The attitude of gratitude, a Peter Tunney original 4’x6’ painting will be minted into 500 limited edition non-fungible tokens at $250 each. The accessible NFTs will have a unique identifier for sale until all limited-edition pieces are purchased. A rendering of the original artwork will also be distributed across the USA TODAY NETWORK as a special keepsake insert for readers as a holiday gift.
  • “LIBERTY” NFT and Original Artwork: An animated Non-Fungible Token of Peter Tunney’s original 5’x6’ LIBERTY painting created exclusively with Gannett content will have a starting minimum bid of $50,000 with the winner receiving both the unique NFT and the artwork. 

You may be familiar with Peter’s GRATTITUDE and COURAGE artwork, prints of which are hanging in the homes at the Sunny Living Center!

The Palm Beach  Post also published a wonderful profile of Peter Tunney here: https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/entertainment/2021/11/22/artist-peter-tunneys-latest-works-focus-wrongful-incarceration/8636365002/

Peter Tunney is one amazing man and we are very blessed and proud to have him on our board and in our corner! Thank you, Peter! Thank you, Gannett publishers! And thank you to our supporters – we hope to be able to do so much more for so many more in the coming year. And none too soon!

The holiday season brings joy to many. But, to many more it brings stress and depression and loneliness. With this infusion of funds and support, we should be able to reach out to many more in a more meaningful way during the upcoming holidays.

Bless you, one and all!! And a happy Thanksgiving!!!

With extreme gratitude


Support for Exonerees

Women Exonerees are welcome to join SUNDAYS WITH SUNNY, a group online chat where we can share and learn and grow together, and just be there to support one another.

And all Exonerees, please visit our Outreach page and contact us if you need help in any way. We will respond to you. Even if you just need someone to talk to!


We Are Grateful for You!

We are so thankful for all of our friends, near and far, who have supported The Sunny Center in any way that they can. For more than a year and a half, through an incredibly difficult period for all of us, you’ve stood by us. Peter and I can’t thank you enough.

Thank you for all your support and love. You’ve been instrumental in helping our work with Exonerees, and you’ve directly helped to make life a little easier for them. We’re so grateful to all of you!

Peace and Love,
Sunny and Peter

It Takes A Community to Help Exonerees Heal

What an amazing summer this has been. We’ve been at home, raising a litter of kittens in our polytunnel and collecting eggs from our hens. And at the same time we have been able to reach out into the world and continue helping Exonerees.

Have you seen Sunny on YouTube?

Yoga and meditation are so central to our life and work at The Sunny Center. We meditate each morning to help us approach the day with a calm, clear mind (and some extra energy)!

Exonerees are succeeding, thanks to you!

Helping people exonerated of crimes they did not commit, setting them back on the path to a fulfilling life, is a monumental task that we depend on the dedication of volunteers, both near and far, to achieve.

For Exonerees, life’s little legal challenges can be huge

Exonerees face many challenges as they rebuild their lives after a wrongful conviction. One of the things that takes a backseat, as they struggle to access essentials like a place to live, medical care, and work, is thinking about how they will be cared for if they get sick.

Sometimes, it takes a (small) army

Terry Wanzer fought for more than 20 years to have his record cleared, even though he was exonerated in 1996. Our friend and volunteer Carrie is working to stop injustices like this.

How to Avoid Toxicity

At a time when it seems so many people in the world are expressing so much anger and hatred, how do you maintain your balance? Watch my latest video and share with us on social media!

About Our Wish List Program

One of our most impactful programs that arose during, and because of, the Covid-19 pandemic is the Wish List program. Through this, people who want to help an Exoneree directly can do so.

Wishing You a Summer of Healing, Hope and Joy

While the start of summer certainly feels much calmer and more certain than it did last year, plenty of activity is going on at The Sunny Center!

More Than 2,700 Exonerees Need Your Help

The need for resources and change within the system is immense. But together, we can start making a difference right away!

You Can Make A Difference for Exonerees Right Now

We are happy and hopeful that we can soon return to working in person with fellow Exonerees. But you can help us right now, even from far away.

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