September 26, 2005

Project Happiness is BACK!

Want to do something really great for the kids of Guatemala this holiday season?

Looking for The Perfect Way to Share Joy with Needy Guatemalan Children?

Check out this link:

Project Happiness is affiliated with Gregory & Anita Giagnocavo and their crew at Hands of Hope in Guatemala. The goal of Project Happiness is to provide needy Guatemalan children with Holiday/Christmas gift bags that contain appropriate toys and gifts. To achieve this goal, they would like to hand out 5,000 gift bags. In order to do this, Project Happiness needs our help. A donation of only $9.85 will provide one Gift Bag to a child (of course, you can purchase as many gift bags as you want). Payment is easy on the website: just use a credit card or a PayPal account. A tax deductible receipt will be issued by Hands of Hope, which is a registered 501(c)3 charity.

Each child will receive a quality Gift Bag based on gender (check out the link to see what is in each bag). The Project Happiness team worked hard to choose appropriate gifts that fill each bag. The children who will receive the bags are those in a number of orphanages as well as the kids that Hands of Hope assists. Again, check out the web page for more info.

Instead of giving the usual gift to your friends and relatives this year, why not give those whose lives have been touched by our Guatemalan angels (you know who they are ? Grandma, Grandpa, etc.)? A gift that they will be proud of? a gift that gives back to the less fortunate kids in Guatemala. Give a donation to Project Happiness in their name(s).

Please spread the word about Project Happiness. From their website, you can download and print promotional flyers and posters promoting this worthwhile project. Maybe you could post the website link to the various adoption lists that you belong to. There is also a web ad that you can download and place on your website.

We hope to update you on the success of Project Happiness in future posts.

Happy Holidays!

note: Special Thanks to Jen V. for spearheading this initiative for Guatadopt

Posted by Kevin at September 26, 2005 01:14 PM

Wonderful!!! I will start my holiday "shopping" this week. What a great idea. Thank you for the link and of course- for all that you do!

Posted by: Michelle H at September 26, 2005 03:18 PM

Our children get 3 Christmas gifts (just like the First Christmas) and the rest of our budget is donated. Each year has been "Guatemala related" and last year we chose this project. We know Gregory and the great work their organization does.
One of the best things for our children was after the holidays when Gregory posted pictures of the children getting their gifts. Our children could see the difference they had made and how happy the children were with their bags. We decided then that this would be our choice each year.
Take care,

Posted by: Rhonda at September 28, 2005 05:34 PM

In my family, all the adults buy Christmas "stocking stuffers" for the nieces and nephews. Last year, as our stocking stuffer for each of the older kids, we donated a Christmas stocking thru Project Happiness, printing out a picture from the website. I'll be doing the same thing this year.

Thanks for the reminder, Theresa

Posted by: Theresa at September 28, 2005 06:29 PM

Hooray!! Thanks so much Kevin for posting this. And thanks to Alan G, the Project Happiness and the Hands-of-Hope crews for all the wonderful work that you do.

Posted by: Jen at September 29, 2005 03:16 PM

I just want to say what a great blessing you guys are to the children here in Guatemala. Last year's project went very well, so many children received gifts of happiness; and they have you guys to thank! Thank you for all the support!
Alan Giagnocavo (Project Happiness Coordinator)

Posted by: Alan Giagnocavo at September 30, 2005 12:22 PM