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PB & JOY Project

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Introducing PB & JOY Project!

The Joy Team needs 1,300 jars (18 oz and plastic only) of peanut butter. And we’re going to need them every month, September through June. Here’s why. 25.4% of kids in Clark County live in food insecurity. Which is higher than the national average of 21.6% of kids, according to Feeding America. Through a new program launching this month called […]

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PB & Joy Project

PB & Joy Project works with food banks and schools to give kids living in food insecurity more of what they need: food for their bodies AND food for their souls. By wrapping the 18 oz plastic jars of peanut butter going home with kids through the Backpack Program in schools with positive, encouraging messages we’re reminding them of the […]

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2012: a year of spreading joy, optimism and inspiration

2012 has been an amazing year for The Joy Team. In January we started The Junior Joy Team to help children ages 5-12 to discover the warmth of spreading joy and building community. With hand-drawn notes of appreciation in Happy Packets the kids assembled themselves, The Junior Joy Team started by spreading joy to Vancouver City Hall. After partnering with […]

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Join The Joy Team

Want to join us in building community by spreading joy, optimism and inspiration?  Your financial support will help us maintain and grow programs like PB & JOY Project, The Junior Joy Team, our positive message billboards, Chalk the Walks and more.  We are a 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is 100% tax deductible. You’re one of us! One-Time Donations Become a member of The Joy […]

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Underwrite a billboard

The Joy Team’s goal is to unify and uplift communities by placing intentional messages of love, kindness and joy in the public eye. Why positive messages? Positive messages influence our thoughts. Our thoughts affect our beliefs, the words we speak and the actions we take; which shape the circumstances and events of our lives.  Happier, more optimistic thoughts lead to happier, more […]

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100th positive message goes up in Portland!

What if you could change the world with one positive message? It’s commonly said that the way you change the world is one person at a time.  What if you could do it one positive message at a time?  The Joy Team launched an outdoor ad campaign for happiness in April 2010 and, with the support of local businesses, we’ve […]

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Random Words of Kindness Parade on December 20

  Join our Random Words of Kindness Parade! The Junior Joy Team, Hough Elementary’s Leadership Team, all their students and YOU are invited to join us Thursday, December 20th. Random words of kindness and joy drawn by the kids of Hough Elementary and The Junior Joy Team will be hung on trees down Main Street and in Esther Short Park […]

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Press

Press Releases March 3, 2014: Optimistic Billboard Could Help You Live Longer February 20, 2014: The Joy Team Delivers Support and Sweets to Workplace Shooting Locations February 12, 2014: Kids Surprise Postal Workers with Valentines February 10, 2014: Positive Billboard Promotes Free and Effective Medicine Hugging January 2014: During Self-Love Month Portland Billboard Says Beauty Is Being YOU January 2, 2014: Vancouver Kids Give Joy and […]

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About

The Joy Team The Joy Team is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Vancouver, Washington.  Founded in February 2010, The Joy Team actually began spreading joy in November 2009 when founder Michele McKeag Larsen and her daughter, Taryn Dehn Larsen hit the streets of Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, setting out notes of encouragement and inspiration. A month later, inspiration […]

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