Happiness Projects Update for 2014

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It’s been over a year since we launched our first happiness project in India and since then we’ve learned so much!  We’ve been to many places, and met many inspiring people, all of whom have taught us that happiness is a contagious and exponential force — and that one of the secrets to achieving happiness is by giving, and not always by getting.

Through funds raised during our #GivingTuesday campaign in 2013, and our own fundraising efforts on Indiegogo, you have helped us to boost the happiness of 5 communities in 4 different continents!

Happiness Projects have brought toys to children living in New Delhi’s slums, supplied sports equipment for orphans in Thailand, and rebuilt a preschool in Peru just in time for the rainy season.  In Ghana they have provided much-needed school uniforms for an entire community, and in Guatemala they have given a group of women artisans new confidence and cherished memories.

Targeted giving using our on-the-ground infrastructure means that we can give efficiently and intelligently.   Our local teams and artisans assess the needs of their communities, and we come up with the plans to make a difference and spread the maximum amount of happiness using carefully allocated resources.

We want to spread  so much more happiness in 2015, and with help from our community, we’ve got a plan…

December 2nd, 2014 marked this year’s Giving Tuesday.  On this day, one of our biggest sales days of the year, we donated 10% of sales towards our Happiness Project Fund in 2015.

Giving Tuesday donations will fund projects like these in 2015 …

This year NOVICA Team Guatemala was able to help a group of women achieve newfound confidence through comedy improv classes and a whole new look.  Learn more about this project

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NOVICA Team Thailand organized an event to provide new sporting equipment for the Chiang Mai Home For Boys.  Learn more about this project

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NOVICA Team Ghana provided new school uniforms to 100 children who attend a school near the home of NOVICA woodcarver,  Wilson Aboagye.  Learn more about this project

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NOVICA Team Peru, along with artisans, company founders and friends of NOVICA all came together to rebuild a preschool, just in time for the rainy season.  Learn more about this project

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NOVICA Team India organized an event to provide new toys to a group of children whose families had never been able to afford them.  Learn more about this project

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We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all of you who’ve made these projects a reality.  Without your loyal support of artisans and their incredible works, NONE of this would be possible. Stay tuned for more Happiness Project updates throughout 2015, and don’t miss our next Giving Tuesday fundraiser!

 

 

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