Aly’s Monkey Movement provides stuffed animal monkeys to children all over the world who may be experiencing a difficult time in their lives. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, or a diagnosis that leaves them hospitalized, the list goes on and on. The intention of the monkey is to provide comfort and joy to the child in the midst of their fear. This movement began in 2019 when Aly was preparing for her tenth birthday. Aly had decided that she wanted to give back to her community for her birthday. She sacrificed a birthday party and gifts in exchange for donations to purchase as many monkeys as she could to hand out to boys and girls all over the world. It has thrived ever since. She has presently donated over 2500 monkeys. Aly tags her monkeys with a personalized tag that includes the monkey name. The monkeys are named after the individual who sponsored that monkey. Once the child receives their monkey they’re invited to join www.alysmonkeys.com to share a selfie with their new friend. They then meet a community of people who share love, joy and prayers for these children by name. Aly does larger “monkey drops” where she packages up a larger amount of monkeys, and “drops” them off at a local hospital, fire department, police department, etc… for the monkeys to be there ready for a child in a moment of fear. The healthcare personnel are trusted to use their best judgement to hand out the monkeys individually if they see a need. Aly also sends monkeys through the postal service to children who are not local to our community. She can send them to the child’s home, or hospital, once an address is provided. Sometimes, Aly reaches out to her community for help to “move a monkey”. When she finds a “monkey mover” who can hand deliver a monkey to a child in need, she arranges for the need to be met. We have been told, this is an honor to these individuals. Here at Aly’s Monkey Movement we continue to love, support and encourage children and their families all over the world. We stand strong in our mission to “Change the world, one monkey at a time.”
Ever since Levi was in his go cart accident and was given Brian at the hospital before surgery he doesn’t do anything without him. -Lacey Z
Just wanted to share my Rhettley’s story. You have an amazing little girl! And it made my heart so full to hear how he got to have this adorable little monkey! “Bones” is officially part of the family ️. Thank you Aly! Rhettley loves him! -Bethany G
Thank you so much to Aly’s Monkey Movement for sending Mackenzy to Zoey. Zoey had to have emergency surgery on Thursday and her monkey helped her so much over the last few days. ️
30 days. Five monkeys. A LOT of hard work and resilience. I am happy to report that this patient—this dearly missed and fiercely loved parent went HOME to their children today. “When I told the family of the generosity of this movement, the patient’s daughter said ‘that means [they] will be coming home. The monkeys bring good luck’. Good luck, indeed. Thank you Aly’s Monkey Movement.
Hi! My son, Evan, received a package in the mail today. He studied the box and its drawings carefully. When he discovered a monkey plush in the box he squeezed it tightly. Evan is 10 years old and has autism. He recently lost his Nana. His Nana and him had the most precious bond between two people. He finds comfort and security in plush “buddies.” This “Nana” monkey is perfect for him. A few minutes after “Nana” arrived, I heard Evan talking to someone in his bedroom. He was introducing “Nana” to his other plush buddies. I heard him explaining that “Nana” came to be with him because his Nana went to Heaven and to help him not be sad. Thank you for everything you do for our young ones going through rough times. Your monkey movement is amazing!