Tough As Nails

   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.

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Wishing Star Foundation

“We just received the wonderful Sweet Dreams Kit last week and I want to personally thank you and your team for including our patients in your mission. The kits are perfect and we are able to use them with some of our long term teens who are staying with us for a couple months. I just wanted to tell you how delighted we are to be recipients of your program.”

~Carol, Rec Therapy/Child Life Department, Shriners Hospital Spokane




Shriner’s Hospital- Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA 
Couer d'Alene, ID

Ronald McDonald Houses 


 Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital- Spokane, WA,

Holy Family- Spokane, WA

Providence Healthcare 

Tough As Nails is determined to create great things in this world. Great connections. Great inspiration. Great joy. Great hope. Great opportunities.

Great love.


Our ever-growing list of hospital & organizational recipients include:


Gritman Medical
Moscow, ID

Camp Journey
Post Falls, ID

Anna Schindler Foundation
Spokane, WA 

Whitman Medical
Colfax, WA