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Time Of Butterflies

Creating a Path for Healing.

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Campaign Ends on August 29, 2025

Project Description

Mission Statement: Time of Butterflies looks to represent the collective power of making a change worldwide by healing through community.

Vision Statement: To counter the experience of trauma with a sensitive and competent multidisciplinary response; to support efforts in restoring the quality of life of those affected by trauma.

Time of Butterflies brings awareness to BIPOC communities primarily in Boston, MA and communities in Bonao, Dominican Republic in regard to trauma and mental health. We curate workshops that focus on educating, and providing resources focused on one of our four pillars self-esteem, self-regulation, skills, and safety. Time of Butterflies is a start up non profit, and we created this page to continue to raise funds for our organization.

Black is Beautiful

Founders, Giselle Bonilla and Kat Bonilla both identify as Afro-Latina women from the Dominican Republic and a part of the LGBTQ+ community. They aspire to make a positive changes in many communities; their longterm goal is to expand to many other states and countries.

 

OUR VALUES

We believe in,

​Empathy, understanding different perspectives and approaches in our interactions and responses to one another.

​Collaboration is powerful, and effective. It's impactful to work with others, and it adds more value.

​Integrity, we make sure that there is fairness, honesty, and transparency in our workshops.

​Empowerment, we are supportive of others in helping them achieve their full potential, while enabling personal healing.

​Respect, we acknowledge everyone's worth and value.

Time Of Butterflies is currently a 501 (c)(3) EIN: 83-373-1858 in the state of Massachusetts. Time Of Butterflies will appreciate your donations and support to continue to do this work.

Kat Bonilla to the left, and Giselle Bonilla to the right

 

One of our Founder, Giselle Bonilla facilitating one of our Self-Esteem workshops.

 

More photos and information on our website! www.timeofbutterflies.com 

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Does the name Time Of Butterflies stand for something? The founders grew up listening to the story of the Mirabal sister, which they were known as the butterflies. These sisters stood up to Trujillos dictatorship, and spread awareness in their communities as well as worked with many communities to fight against Trujillo dictatorship. They stood up to what they believed in and never gave up. Their strength, power and perseverance is what influenced our name.
  • Where is your Non-Profit Based? Boston, MA but we are currently working on mental health program in the Dominican Republic.
  • What Inspired the founders to start Time Of Butterflies? What inspired us both to start Time Of Butterflies was our own experiences with abuse and trauma as a whole as women of color living in Boston, MA, as well as witnessing it. We grew up in a community in Boston where most resources and support for BIPOC survivors was not easily accessible or lacked support. We want to start changing that in our own communities, and many other communities. 

 

 

John H Finley IV
08/27/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
01/28/2020
TOB future workshops
$50
10/03/2019
TOB future workshops
$100
Zach Cutler
06/25/2019
TOB Launch Event & future workshops
$111
05/01/2019
TOB Launch Event & future workshops
$50
Thabiti Brown
04/16/2019
TOB Launch Event & future workshops
$100
B.Wal
04/15/2019
Monetary Contribution
$25
Future Band
04/15/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Marisol A Chalas
04/15/2019
TOB Launch Event & future workshops
$50
Khristina Pullings
04/15/2019
Monetary Contribution
$25
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