January is Thyroid Awareness Month

Yes! Thirty one days of thyroid awareness.  Visit our Facebook page to attend the virtual vendors market of websites to gain useful and pertinent information about the thyroid. Then join us Monday, January 22 at The Virginia Dillard Smith Toulminville Branch of the Mobile Public Library, located in Toulminville on Stanton Road, across from USA Hospital next to Holloway Elementary School, Mobile, AL as we share the ‘Check Your Neck’ initiative and National School Choice Awareness Week information at the Spoken Word poetry group event.

thyroid and school choice



We Support Small Business

Paisley Butterfly 13 has been selected as a Neighborhood Champion by American Express in preparation of Small Business Saturday celebrated November 25 each year.  On Saturday, November 18, 2017, we will giveaway reusable shopping bags and share information about thyroid and autoimmune disease.  We are excited to be a community advocate for health awareness and thank American Express for supporting us in this effort.



Saturday, November 18, 2017



2962 Dauphin Island Parkway

Mobile, AL

PB13 Wings of Reading Summer Program

Reading is used in every aspect of life therefore, it is important to be literate. A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%. It works better and faster than other relaxation methods.  Stress has sometimes been attributed to thyroid dysfunction. Therefore, PB13 has created the Wings of Reading Program to support pre-readers, new readers and struggling readers. Message us via the Paisley Butterfly 13 Facebook page to discuss your needs.



Reading for Stress Relief, https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/reading-stress-relief


Making Spirits Merry and Bright

Paisley Butterfly 13 partnered with The Salvation Army to help make Christmas 2016 season brighter for over 150 children.  We thank all the community individuals who donated to these great organizations and the volunteers who help transport and deliver toys this holidays season.Toys For Tots Logothe_salvation_army-svg



#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

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Share your heart, talents and time with an organization of your choice.

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Bingo! You have arrived! I am excited to be supporting AARDA’S Autoimmune Walk. More than 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases of which thyroid diseases are. That’s 1 out of every 6 people in the US! The Autoimmune Walk is one of AARDA’s efforts to bring together families impacted by autoimmune disease to raise much-needed funding and awareness… Because together we can accomplish far more than any of us can on our own.

Please register to walk with me OR make a donation to help me reach my goal!


When we link together, we are stronger! When we link together, a cure is closer!



Atlanta Bread Company Fundraiser


Atlanta Bread @ 3680 Dauphin St has approved our GroupRaise Meal on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Now let’s make this meal happen!

Share this link with everyone: http://www.groupraise.com/events/14095

Please RSVP by committing to eat with us on the day of our GroupRaise.

We need 20 people to RSVP on our meal page to receive final confirmation of our meal by October 16, 2016, or the meal will be canceled. This puts us on your way to reaching our total attendance goal, and shows the restaurant that we have been marketing. Getting RSVPs is important to help spread the word about our cause and to ensure that our meal raises enough support to fund our group’s goal to help with shipping costs of our African Library Project’s Rich Minds Book Drive to Sierra Leone.

Share our meal page link on Facebook, Twitter, over email, and anywhere else you can.

We need your commitments to eat to make the meal successful, but even if you are not able to RSVP you are more than welcome to come!  Thank you!!

Book Drive Wrap UP

Paisley Butterfly 13 hosted an African Library Project Rich Minds Book Drive this summer which wrapped up on August 25. The response was overwhelming! We received book donations from the Baldwin County Literacy Council in Robertsdale, AL, local residents and from Loxley Elementary School in Loxley, AL to helps us meet our goal of 1,000 books.



Loxley Librarian Ms. Swinson (left) and her helper

Sylvan Learning Center of Spanish Fort, AL was our collection site and did a great job of hosting our collection box.  Currently, the books are being sorted and packaged for shipment to the African Libary Project’s New Orleans warehouse in anticipation of being shipped to Sierra Leone, Africa.  If you could not donate a book, pehaps monetary support is your thing.  Please visit the link here: https://www.africanlibraryproject.org/about-us/donations. By mail, make checks payable to the African Library Project and send to:

African Library Project
2110 Prospect Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

If you wish to dedicate your donation in honor of someone, please include a note with the honoree’s name, address, and email so that the African Library Project can notify them of your gift.

Thank you for your donation!


For more information about donations, contact:  donations@africanlibraryproject.org.