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We are looking for nominations of non-profit organizations and charities who provide awareness and support for the families & victims of child abuse.

The winner will receive a web design package including marketing and donation services.  They can be anywhere in the US!

Web Design Package

Brand new website to help build awareness and receive donations. The website will be created from a custom design in an easy to edit drag and drop WordPress theme! (A $5,000 value)

Donation Button

Mint Design will embed a donation button on our website for an entire year! The button can be linked to any URL the organization chooses.

Social Media Marketing

Updated social media profiles with donation buttons embedded to increase awareness and donations. Additionally, we will promote the winner on our social media platforms monthly for 12 months.

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Our Cause

My name is Brandy Cooper and I’m the founder and CEO of Mint Design Agency.

On March 10, 2017, my baby sister, Maci Jo VanDolah, tragically passed away at the young age of 25.  When Maci was a little girl, she was abused by a member of her close family.

The effects of the abuse were something that Maci could never escape. Her life on this earth was cut much too short, but she’s where she belongs;  surrounded by kindness and peace. My ex-husband and dear friend once described her best…

“She’s the only person he’d known who never let the world harden her soul” – Ryan Cooper.

That amazing truth about her is what ultimately took her precious life.

Maci Jo VanDolah
12/26/1991 – 3/17/2017

Maci's Story

When Maci was 3 years old, she was abused by a great grandfather.  Signs of depression started as early as 8 when she starting “cutting”.  She wasn’t a social person despite the rest of her siblings.  My mom tried to put her in activities like gymnastics and cheerleading.  She made friends, one in particular that I remember.  As she and my brother grew older they became close.  They were just a couple of years apart.  At 14 she started dating her long time boyfriend, later fiance, who I prefer not to acknowledge (not a great relationship … different than what it appeared from the outside).  They were together until she passed.  She spent most of high school home with her fiance, brother, mom and stepfather.  On weekdays she was typically alone in her room watching TV.  Not surprisingly, from someone so quiet and isolated, there wasn’t a lack of people at her service.

She later struggled with eating disorders that lead to being hospitalized.  When she left rehab she was still so weak and malnourished she was using a cane to walk.  She was only 24.  My mom moved in with her to help her, because in addition to her eating disorder, she also surrendered to alcoholism.  On the morning of her death, Maci wasn’t feeling well.  Shortly after complaining of a stomach ache, she vomited blood and fell to the ground.  My mom, an MA and part of her units rapid response team, dropped to the ground to begin CPR.  Unfortunately her efforts, along with the paramedics and hospital weren’t enough.  After hours of coding and blood transfusions, they tested her brain activity receiving zero response.  My mother decided to stop life support.

Such a precious life lost to something 100% preventable.  Support for the family is very important, especially for the parents.

Everyone says they know what they would do in that situation, but nobody knows until they are in it.  A lot of things could have been done differently if Maci and our family had taken advantage of the support available.  I want to make it more available to family’s.  Now with the internet and social media people know they have resources so that’s one obstacle we no longer face much anymore.  I want to promote this cause and the support, so much that it saves even one young life.

Maci's Story

When Maci was 3 years old, she was abused by a great grandfather.  Signs of depression started as early as 8 when she starting “cutting”.  She wasn’t a social person despite the rest of her siblings.  My mom tried to put her in activities like gymnastics and cheerleading.  She made friends, one in particular that I remember.  As she and my brother grew older they became close.  They were just a couple of years apart.  At 14 she started dating her long time boyfriend, later fiance, who I prefer not to acknowledge (not a great relationship … different than what it appeared from the outside).  They were together until she passed.  She spent most of high school home with her fiance, brother, mom and stepfather.  On weekdays she was typically alone in her room watching TV.  Not surprisingly, from someone so quiet and isolated, there wasn’t a lack of people at her service.

She later struggled with eating disorders that lead to being hospitalized.  When she left rehab she was still so weak and malnourished she was using a cane to walk.  She was only 24.  My mom moved in with her to help her, because in addition to her eating disorder, she also surrendered to alcoholism.  On the morning of her death, Maci wasn’t feeling well.  Shortly after complaining of a stomach ache, she vomited blood and fell to the ground.  My mom, an MA and part of her units rapid response team, dropped to the ground to begin CPR.  Unfortunately her efforts, along with the paramedics and hospital weren’t enough.  After hours of coding and blood transfusions, they tested her brain activity receiving zero response.  My mother decided to stop life support.

Such a precious life lost to something 100% preventable.  Support for the family is very important, especially for the parents.

Everyone says they know what they would do in that situation, but nobody knows until they are in it.  A lot of things could have been done differently if Maci and our family had taken advantage of the support available.  I want to make it more available to family’s.  Now with the internet and social media people know they have resources so that’s one obstacle we no longer face much anymore.  I want to promote this cause and the support, so much that it saves even one young life.