This week, you have a unique opportunity to support The Sunny Center!
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
New Group Meeting Forming
In our next newsletter, we hope to be announcing the launch of this new program for anyone and everyone whose life has been impacted by wrongful convictions!
We are developing an open meeting for Exonerees and anyone whose life has been impacted by a wrongful conviction: family members, friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, even the lawyers who defended Exonerees – so we can begin to share each other’s stories and concerns, successes and failures.
Through this new program we can help each other begin to understand each other’s needs, work to become more harmonious, and develop better relationships. One of the biggest hardships when an Exoneree is released is their relationship with loved ones, because they can’t understand each other.
We will have Exoneree mentors – those who have been through it – to mentor those who are just starting to go through the process of rejoining society and healing. This creates a safe space to do that.
Contact us if you’re interested in participating!
Sundays With Sunny
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.
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