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Donor Spotlight - Stella Gray

“Reading about Montefiore’s healthcare workers and the true resilience, bravery, and relentless desire to heal has been so moving and inspiring to me. These healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line every day and truly healing with love. That spirit inspired me to start Tie Dye For Good and keeps me motivated to continue.” - Stella Gray

After her campus closed due to COVID-19, Yale University freshman Stella Gray watched as headlines read grimmer and more urgent by the day. She saw a light amidst the devastation: altruistic healthcare workers around the world, especially those in her hometown of New York City. She felt inspired to support their work by launching Tie Dye For Good, a clothing company designed to “brighten a dark and difficult time.” All proceeds benefit Montefiore Health System’s Critical Response Care Fund.

“Reading about Montefiore’s healthcare workers and the true resilience, bravery, and relentless desire to heal has been so moving and inspiring to me. These healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line every day and truly healing with love,” said Ms. Gray. “That spirit inspired me to start Tie Dye For Good and keeps me motivated to continue.”

Today, Stella’s online store stocks hand-dyed sweatshirts, hats, Yale apparel, and more comfort clothing. Friends from college, family members, and acquaintances have rallied together to join the cause. Fast forward mere weeks since its launch and Tie Dye For Good has grown into a force for change, grossing $25,000—and counting.

As she begins to see a spark of optimism in the headlines, Stella stays committed to her goal of raising $50,000 for Montefiore.

“I hope to keep speeding up production and raising money for this cause,” she said. “Montefiore is there in the critical moments and features like the CBS special Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line confirm why I chose to support them. It highlighted how loving everyone is, how amazing treatment is, and how much help I still need to give.”

It is inspired partners like Stella who are helping to change the course of COVID-19. Will you join her?