Tough As Nails

Pressing the original Tough As Nails manicure kit bags in our kitchen

   What began as a family project to help our cousin and her battle with AML, quickly sparked a desire to provide an opportunity to help other families in similar situations.

    Our original creation were manicure kits sold for $10 each & named Tough As Nails... get it?! They sold as far as Texas & NYC. Yet, when our fundraiser was complete our hearts weren't ready to quit. Our little cousins were as excited as we were, commenting that they felt famous!

   Today we are a small, local 501c3 non-profit business focused on spreading love, joy, and blessings wherever we can.

   We have a strong connection with community involvement with people just like YOU because we believe everyone deserves to feel they joy we did in giving to others!

a little bit about us

How it began…

Where we are today…

Our Philosophy.

Art is proven to reduce pain, hospital stay time, eases medical procedures/treatments, & mental struggles and more. We truly believe that doing small things can touch someones heart and make a difference in their day. 

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Our Kits

 Our kits may seems simple but in concept they are quite impactful from our volunteers to the nurses/hospital & foundation staff delivering the kits to the kids/families receiving them. Some of our nurses have shared that it's like giving a Christmas gift and makes them so happy to share them with the patients.


Wishing Star Foundation

Shriner’s Hospital

Spokane, WA 
Couer d'Alene, ID

Ronald McDonald Houses 

 Spokane, WA,

Sacred Heart Children's Hospital

Our  hospital & organizational recipients include:

Gritman Medical

Camp Journey

Anna Schindler Foundation

Whitman Medical

Spokane, WA 
Pediatric oncology family housing

Spokane, WA 

Spokane, WA 

Spokane, WA 

Spokane, WA 

Spokane, WA 


American Childhood Cancer Organization of the INW

Spokane, WA 

Holy Family

Spokane, WA 

East Tennessee 
Children's Hospital

Knoxville, TN