Did you know that kindness is contagious? And there is scientific research that proves that you can actually benefit from being kind? The best news of all is that it’s never too late to become the person you’ve always wanted to be!
“The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to pay it forward. This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people!”
Jamil Zaki, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University for Scientific American, July 26, 2016
Spread the Joy closed out 2019 with a bang!
We hosted a Grant Writing workshop, participated in a Santa Claus meet & greet hosted by Unity, and hosted December’s Packing Pajama Party!! We are so excited to launch the “Design-A-Box” contest in 2020!
We are on the hunt for emerging young artists who can help us to design the next batch of Joy Boxes. The winning design will end up on the cover of 2000 boxes, and in the hands of all the children who need them most. Submit your entries soon, take videos of your little ones creating joy so we can share it on our social media page!
To recap, during our December ‘Packing Party’ we were joined by volunteers from New York and New Jersey, and we successfully packed close to 1000, yes – 1000 Joy Boxes! We were able to Spread the Joy to a record number of hospitals in one go. Some of them included:
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Robert Wood Johnson
Penn Medicine Princeton Plains-borough
Saint- Peters University Hospital
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health: Joseph. M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital
Hackensack Meridian- Jersey Shore University Medical Center
With your help and creativity we can launch the next packing party in the upcoming quarter!!
One More Day to Spread Joy!
Additionally, our team has also been hard at work, preparing for our first ever Masquerade Gala, “One More Day to Spread the Joy”, which will take place next month on February 29th. With a lofty goal of $100,000, we invite anyone and everyone to join us in our mission. Achieving this goal will give us the ability to reach so many more hospitals and children in need of more joy. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love more joy!? So let’s keep spreading!