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.