LOS ANGELES — Pineapple Support has announced its securing of 501(c) 3 nonprofit status in the U.S., nearly a year to the day from the organization’s founding.
The mental health resource for adult industry professionals already has nonprofit status in the U.K.
“This is the most tremendous anniversary gift Pineapple Support could ask for,” says founder Leya Tanit. “This clears the way for many other people, companies and other organizations who want to support the organization as a charitable deduction.”
Pineapple Support was launched by Tanit in response to a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illness. In its first year alone, Pineapple Support has connected more than one hundred adult performers to mental health services including free and low-cost therapy, counseling and emotional support.
Major adult companies have already stepped up to support the organization, including PornHub, ModelHub, xHamster, Kink.com, Clips4Sale, Gamma Films, Rabbits Reviews and more, and Tanit hopes the organization’s new nonprofit status will encourage more to give — and to give more.
“We’ve worked so hard to achieve nonprofit status,” says Tanit. “This opens up a new chapter for Pineapple Support, and will help us reach even more performers in the coming year. I thank everyone who has supported us so far, and all those who will now join them.”
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