The Shelton Butterfly Project was founded in 2010 by Dee Cavalli Tutka in memory of her daughter Viviana Rose Cavalli who was killed by a drunk driver in 2009.

The Shelton Butterfly project raises funds for various community outreach projects that work to prevent drinking and driving, texting and driving, and unsafe driving practices in teenagers. Some of the past donations include scholarship funds to Shelton High School students who won an essay contest, on the topic of drinking and driving, IMPACT, and MADD.

Every year The Shelton Butterfly Project has a memorial butterfy release open to the public in memory of any loved one while dedicated in the memory of Viviana.