ABOUT BELLA TUNNO
Know your target audience well and know your competitors even better. If you are ready to ‘bet the farm' on your idea, make sure that it is:
Compelling - your product will attract the attention of your target audience
Sustainable - you have an idea with ‘staying power.'
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First and foremost, Bella Tunno exists to give back. We have never sold a product without donating a portion of the sale to drug and alcohol prevention, rehabilitation and education programs, or programs that support struggling mothers and children. Some of the initiatives we support locally are the Charlotte Rescue Mission, Thompson Family Focus and Safe Journey.
In 2008 - 2009, Bella Tunno headed an initiative called EXTREME MISSION MAKEOVER at the Charlotte Rescue Mission. In just one day, from 8 AM to 5 PM, Bella Tunno joined 16 other companies (including the Gap, Lowes and Outback Steakhouse) and over 65 volunteers to aid in much needed renovations and improvements at the Charlotte Rescue Mission. The key goal at the end of the day was to turn an unused basement area into six dorm rooms and a bathroom area. Building these six new rooms will allow 32-40 more clients a year go through the program that may have not otherwise had the chance. Over the years, this in turn will offer hundreds of individuals the opportunity to participate in the program and start a new life for themselves. Volunteers also painted several rooms at the various Mission buildings, renovated the gymnasium, built a sand volleyball and horseshoe pit, organized and cleaned the food pantry, and landscaped and beautified the property.
Community: If you are interested in learning more about Michelle's line of fancy, fresh, and fun children accessories, please visit Bella Tunno at http://www.bellatunno.com.
ABOUT BELLA TUNNO