FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1st, 2011
The Hunting Happiness Project ‘s
Local “Love ‘N Aid” Stands Go Global
Documentary Film on Pop-Up Love ‘N Aid Stands to Follow
Founder’s International Journey through 52 Cities in 52 Weeks;
Funding Campaign Launched via Kickstarter.com
SAN FRANCISCO – Marin County resident Sara Lahey, founder of The Hunting Happiness Project, is on a mission. She’s determined to bring a little piece of happiness to each and every person she meets – by setting up a stand and handing out “love” and “aid.” Lahey’s pop-up “Love ‘N Aid” stands, scattered throughout the city, have been a hit among locals and visitors since it began early this year.
Now, the organization is taking the stands global – 52 cities in 52 weeks, all around the world, starting on Valentine’s Day 2012. The adventure will be filmed and made into a documentary about the project. The effort, according to Lahey, is “a world happiness movement.” HHP has launched fundraising campaign for the trip and movie through Kickstarter.com. The goal is to reach $124,000 in donations by January 2012.
The “Love’n Aid” Stand Project
Anyone can walk up to the stand and select from a menu of free gifts – massages, gift certificates, flowers – all of which were generously donated to HHP from individuals and businesses in support of the mission. After a dose of love participants are encouraged to “pay-it-forward” by browsing a second menu that suggests dozens of ways to keep the kindness rippling on.
“We have so many ways you can give back, like, taking a minute to write an anonymous friendship letter to someone you may never meet who will be stopping by for Love’n Aid after you,” says Lahey. “We also have a list of organizations you can donate to, if that ’s how you want to show love. You write the check – we deliver.”
The stand also provides aid to those in need. Knowledgeable volunteers are available to connect people with food banks, homeless shelters, and employment assistance.
Why? ”We believe that if we give to you, you may give to someone else. That’s what we call movement, ” says Lahey. “We want to give people the opportunity to engage! The whole program is made possible purely by the power of people who believe in this movement. ”
The “Love N’ Aid” stand project is a product of The Hunting Happiness Project. For more information, visit HuntingHappinessProject.com. To make a donation, contact Sara@HuntingHappinessProject.com or visit Kickstarter.com.
About The Hunting Happiness Project
The Hunting Happiness Project was born in 2010 from founder Sara Lahey’s burning desire to bring profound healing to the world. It is from her unwavering commitment to help spread happiness that the foundation for the organization’s mission was set! The Hunting Happiness Project was made official as a website developed with the intention of creating community on the web. It became a place for people to receive positive messages and support through social media messages. Sara’s never-ending imagination for new projects to serve the world with a maximum dose of happiness has brought to life many inspiring projects.
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