Our Mission

Do Bugs Have Belly Buttons? in partnership with The John and Christine Tortorella Family Foundation for Giving Back, was created to enable our family to reach out to more children in disadvantaged situations, and to help others who work to improve the lives of  these children and their families.

We believe that reading and writing skills are the cornerstones to a good education, and that exposure to music and art, encourages the creative process in children. Our own literacy program, Enlighten Your World ….READ!.…is our personal commitment to reach out and  encourage the interest of children in reading, writing, music , and art.  Our mission is to provide book/cd’s, backpacks, school supplies, and visits to schools libraries and organizations who are interested in participating in the programs.

You are invited to visit our websites to see some of the activities  that we are involved in, and to consider sponsorship of the program, and/or to purchase a  children’s book/cd.  All proifits of book sales go into the foundation literacy program for disavantaged children.

And thank you for giving back to those in need in your community.