Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stuck

I've realized that doing anything involving money is a challenge. My partner and I have reached out to St. Jude and got an email back with some helpful information. In all honesty, I'm a bit stuck right now and I'm not really sure how to move forward. Obviously, time is something that plays a key role in The Happiness Project. I'm focusing on organizing and planning ahead while waiting for the responses from all of the emails my parnter and I have sent. I'm so passionate about this becoming a success, that standing still is hard for me.

I spend a long time thinking about these children who are in need of happiness. I hosted a fundraiser over the past summer by the name of "Kids for Kids." It basically was a fundraiser organized by myself and a few of my closest friends, that was a very amazing success. We had many wonderful companies sponsor us, we had many things donated to us, and most importantly we raised way above our esimated goal. We raised $16000 and it was one of the most emotional and happy days of my life. The fundraiser was held in August and just a month ago I recieved an email back from St. Jude. They began to explain to me that this money was used for one full day of Chemotherapy, One full day of Oxygen, and two Ultra sounds. I want The Happiness Project to focus more on Happiness, but meet the goals of the past fundraiser. That was a life changing experience for me and I would love for the Happiness Prjoect to be one too.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Process

Making kids happy is something that makes me feel so incredible. I grew up with an amazing family and everything that I needed. I was healthy, I had the ability to grow up happy, and I had an amazing friend of ten years, Grace who is now my partner for this project. If I have the power to make a child or anyone happy...I will find a way to do it. We are working towards raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and possibly traveling to Memphis, Tennessee where the base is located. In all honesty, this has been a challenge but I will never give up hope. In my eyes, all kids deserve to feel happiness or joy. I was given the privilege to be happy as a child and I would love to give other kids the same opportunity.

Every person needs love or happiness. You need some kind of emotion to bring you through life. These kids are in need of happiness and joy as some of their final days approach them. As sad as this is, making their last days happy is what's important. I'm so passionate about kids having the opportunity to do what they want or what makes them happy. If Grace and I can actually travel to the base and be with the kids, it would be a life changing experience.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Happiness Project

I've always wanted to have an impact on the world or make a difference. I have worked with St. Judes Children's Hospital of research in the past, but I'm still very interested in helping more. My partner Grace Scott, has also been a huge help during this process! Instead of just raising money for the Hospital, we would like to possibly make cards for many children or host a toy drive. Raising money is still something we will keep in mind by possibly holding a variety of small fundraisers, hosting bake sales, and anything else that will help. The Happiness Project will focus on making kids happy in many different ways. The one goal I would like to accomplish would be to make donations to this hospital.