Our Awards

Best of the ‘Burgh

Empowering Women in Philanthropy Award

Best of the Best


Our Story

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Della has been telling us (her parents and family) stories since she could first talk. She has a great sense of adventure, loves natures, and is inspired by all things fantastical. For years, when Della was telling us her stories (in the car, ​before bed, while on trips…), I would always say to myself “I should write this down.”

And one day, in March of 2014, I actually did…

One night, Della began telling me a story while we were working on her homework, sitting at our kitchen table. I grabbed my laptop, started typing, and the story of Della and Lila Meet the Monongahela Mermaid was born.

Our Books

The Della and Lila Book Series was established to develop early childhood literacy, encourage creativity, and cultivate environmental and community service awareness in the minds of our youth. We promote love, kindness, and acceptance of others and ourselves. We are fully committed to the education and well being of children and families in southwestern Pennsylvania through special service programs and charitable donations.

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Books, mermaids, stuffed animals and t-shirts!
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Empowering Women in Philanthropy Award

Brianne Mitchell is the 2017 award winner for Inspiring Lives Magazine Empowering Women in Philanthropy Award.

Pucker Up for Change National Campaign
Brianne Mitchell was chosen to be a face of Real Beauty Real Women’s Socially Conscious Fashionistas of the Pucker Up for Change National Campaign!