Happy House Chosen by Staples Foundation to Receive $500 Grant

Happy House Chosen by Staples Foundation to Receive $500 Grant

Northridge, CA 14 December – Happy House has been awarded $500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change that allows Staples associates around the globe to direct more than $2 million in donations each year. Happy House President, Carol Loweree, was very happy, stating that the grant from Staples would be used to purchase prizes for an on-going Good Choices contest being run with LAPD Cadets and Jr. Cadets. Created in 2012, the 2 Million & Change program is a philanthropic initiative which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations focused on academic education […]

LAPD Foothill Station Jr. Cadet Graduation

LAPD Foothill Station Jr. Cadet Graduation

LAPD Jr. Cadets at the Foothill station in Pacioma graduated from their cadet program November 30th. The Jr. Cadet program is similar to the Cadet program, but it is designed for children aged 8 through 12 years. The program allows children to participate in activities that instill a sense of community pride, self-discipline and leadership ability in an overall positive environment. The Happy House Good Choices® program has been integrated by LAPD officers at Foothill into their Jr. Cadet program. The twenty-six Jr. Cadets were presented with their completion certificates by Happy House Founder, Nancy Cartwright. This is now the third year that the Good Choices program has been operating […]

English as a Second Language Students Winning with Happy House Literacy Booster

English as a Second Language Students Winning with Happy House Literacy Booster

Happy House President, Carol Loweree has been piloting a program to boost literacy with students. You’ll here more about this program at a future date, but the program is also extremely useful for ESL students. Check out the photo of some recent graduates from a migrant workers ESL program in South Los Angeles and this wonderful success story: “I have so much confidence now to speak English were before I felt unable to! It also gives me the opportunity to help my children since I can understand and read what they are studying! THANKS YOU SO MUCH!” —Isabel S. Mother of 5 children

A New Chapter for Happy House

A New Chapter for Happy House

It is never too young to teach a child how to make good choices! This is what Miriam Quigley found when she began a new Happy House Chapter in Santa Clarita, California. Miriam has been delivering the Happy House Good Choices® program at her daughter’s charter school. The results have been wonderful. Check out the images of what the kids are doing.

Happy House and the Peace Rides—Making a Real Difference

Happy House and the Peace Rides—Making a Real Difference

For a number of months now, Happy House has been working with the United in Peace “peace rides” in South Los Angeles. These rides are composed of local biker clubs, a low rider club, a corvette club and individual owners of exotic and not-so-exotic cars—people who genuinely care about their community. Along with this crew, LAPD sends a large contingent of officers and vehicles to escort the riders through intersections. That’s a major necessity since the ride can be close to a mile or more long just in participants! To answer the obvious question of why: because these rides are having a major impact in crime reduction in the areas […]

LAPD Helps Bring Christmas to a Family

LAPD Helps Bring Christmas to a Family

Meet a family who the LAPD asked if Happy House  could help them with toys. So applying “Love and Help Children” from The Way to Happiness, Happy House did just that but not only did they drop off toys but we were able to find a Food Ministry to give them staples from milk, eggs and bread. And, we got them some Christmas cookies to decorate! Thanks to the LAPD for reaching out to make sure this family has a great Christmas!