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Spread The Love Foundation

Promoting honest dialogue about suicide, addiction, and mental health.


A Message From Our Founder

“People always ask why. Why would a kid kill themselves? Why, when they had so much going for them?

Why, when they were so young?

Well, I’m here to tell you there is no answer to that. Suicide is not rational. There is no simple explanation.

We shouldn’t be asking why. We should be asking how. How can we make a change? How can we, as a community, prevent this from happening again? How can we talk to our children about this taboo subject? How can we get our schools involved?

This is a grassroots movement to educate children on how to live in the 21st century.”

– Carolyn Coburn, Director of Spread the Love Foundation

Our Mission

The Spread the Love Foundation strives to prevent teen suicide by educating students and adults on mental illness, which is the root cause of both suicide and addiction.

Our Programs

The Spread the Love Foundation provides programs to South Jersey schools including our SAMI Symposiums, Youth Mental Health First Aid Training  and QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

Support Us

Spread the Love Foundation Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All proceeds go towards community outreach, Mental Health First Aid training,
​and school programming.

About Sami

Samantha Coburn tragically took her life on August 14, 2014, at the age of 19. Spread the Love was founded by her mother, Carolyn and her sister, Megan, in order to prevent other families from the horror of losing a loved one to suicide.

This video was taken less than two weeks prior to Samatha Coburn’s suicide. Loving, caring, and kind, Sami exhibited exceptional qualities. Sami is loved and missed by many, but through this program, her spirit lives on.


About Spread The Love

Spread the Love Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of teen suicide. We promote honest dialogue surrounding suicide, addiction, and mental illness so that adolescents will feel comfortable asking for the help they need. In addition, we train adults to recognize and act accordingly when a youth is struggling.

By supporting us, you are a stakeholder in our future and the future of our children, your donations help to prevent teen suicide.

We’ve Raised Over $100,000

Thanks to your support, the Spread The Love foundation has created programs, delivered symposiums and trained teachers and students in schools throughout South Jersey.

Spread the Love Foundation Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The funds that we raise are used to create community outreach, Mental Health First Aid training and school programming.

Support Spread The Love Foundation

Every little bit counts.  All proceeds will go towards community outreach, Mental Health First Aid training and school programming.

Providing Mental Health Tools For Teachers and Students 

Mental illness is so difficult to diagnose in children because they don’t have the words to express what they’re going through.

Even if they do attempt to communicate what they are feeling, adults often times view them as overly dramatic or attention-seeking.

However, our youth need attention now more than ever. Spread the Love has programs to bring to your school and community in order to raise awareness surrounding mental illness.

News & Events

Fifth Annual Spread The Love Luau

Fifth Annual Spread The Love Luau

Join Spread the Love Foundation for its fifth annual Spread The Love Luau, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Laguna Grill and Rum Bar, 1400 Ocean Ave. Brigantine. Enjoy a dinner buffet, live music and a basket auction. Tickets are $30...

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament June 21, 2019: 12:30 - 10 pm Ramblewood Country Club Rabmlewood, NJ $60 golf only, $40 dinner only, $100 golf and dinner Purchase tickets here

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Spread the Love Foundation Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Checks can be made payable to Spread the Love Foundation.

312 Mercer Ave. Bellmawr, NJ 08031