Peanut Butter drive at Spanky’s in Vancouver on November 17!

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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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Sidewalk Chalk Project spreads joy every day

tell a happy story

The Sidewalk Chalk Project is doing some amazingly beautiful joy spreading! Every day for over a year this woman has chalked a positive message in hopes of giving others a lift, a smile, some hope. I found this video on their Facebook page.  I might just watch it every morning.  Starting the day with all these positive messages could do wonders. […]

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Chalk the Walks with us on Tuesday, August 21st!

Chalk the Walks 2012 is coming right up!  Join us on Tuesday, August 21st in this international event of spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of positive messages and sidewalk chalk. Here’s how you do it: Join the Facebook event: Chalk the Walks 2012! Chalk where ever you are (check with your city, but typically chalking is […]

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The Junior Joy Team Manifesto

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Welcome new Joy Team Members!

The Joy Team has new Members! Welcome Rachel Fouts-Carrico Suzanne & Jeff Maddux ORGANIZATION Plus! Inc. THANK YOU for helping us to spread joy, optimism and inspiration to millions!

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Start your weekend off with a good sign

Looking for a sign that the holiday weekend will be as wonderful as you hope for?  You’ve just found one. And, if you happen to be driving northbound on I-5 in Portland, Oregon, today you’ll see quite a few more. The Joy Team and The Junior Joy Team will be out spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the power of positive […]

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Kids Shower Police With Happy Packets

Yesterday, Vancouver Police were visited by a joyful group of elementary school kids who showered Happy Packets on the West Precinct.  Heart-covered bags for every employee of the Vancouver Police Department–caringly stuffed with personalized notes of appreciation, a Hersey’s chocolate kiss, a Bit-O-Honey and a Love Your Life card from The Joy Team–were handed out, left on desks or put […]

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Going to Hough Elementary today for our very first JOY Assembly!

We’re going to Hough Elementary (go Hough Hawks!) today for our very first JOY Assembly, and we are super excited! Nearly 300 students will learn why joy matters, hear from The Junior Joy Team members who go to school there, and learn more about the second recipients of our Happy Packets: The Vancouver Police Department.  Officer Tina Smith will talk to […]

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Why Joy Matters: Shawn Achor of Good Think Inc. tells us

The following video clip of Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think, Inc., on TED.com is a must see. Shawn talks about the Happiness Advantage and backs it up with scientific research. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from this clip: What we’re finding is it’s not necessarily the reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your […]

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