Assemble Happy Hope Bag®
Happy Hope Bags® are special activity kits that provide a boost of happiness and hope to a child receiving medical care. Our range of signature Happy Hope Bags (link to the Happy Hope Bag page under About Us) are filled with fun and creative items that keep kids engaged. Nearly 500,000 Happy Hope Bags have been delivered to children across the country, made possible through the efforts of thousands of corporate and community volunteers!
Happy Hope Bag packing parties are fun and inspiring events perfect for groups of all sizes and abilities. Gather your team and pick a date and the Happy Hope Factory will provide all supplies, instructions, and shipping materials needed. Incorporate volunteer service at your next event, meeting, or retreat; the Happy Hope Factory makes it easy for groups to do good, give back and share hope!
Two Ways to get Involved
Sharing hope is easy with the Happy Hope Foundation! Our team will coordinate every step to ensure your event is fun and memorable for all. To get started, decide which event is best for your team:
Happy Hope Box Project
The Happy Hope Box Project is a turnkey volunteer project-in-a-box that can be shipped to any team nationwide. Each Happy Hope Box contains all supplies needed for the volunteer team to craft, assemble and package 25 Happy Hope Bags for hospitalized children. The activities and supplies that volunteers assemble are centered around themes that change monthly; click here (link to 2020 themes) for a look at our upcoming themes!
Once packed, the bags are placed back into the Happy Hope Box and it is sealed and shipped using a pre-paid UPS shipping label. These boxes are sent to a local hospitals, hospices and non-profit partner.
Happy Hope Boxes typically take a team of 5 approximately 3 hours to complete. Larger teams will complete boxes faster, or order extra boxes for large team events!
Happy Hope Boxes are available for a tax-deductible donation of $500/each, which covers all supplies plus shipping to your location and to the recipient hospital.
Pop-up Happy Hope Factory
Experience the magic of the Happy Hope Factory through one-of-a-kind Pop-up Happy Hope Factory volunteer events. These are inspiring day of service and teambuilding opportunities that welcome volunteers of all skill levels to assemble and pack Happy Hope Bags. Each finished bag contains a number of activities to be assembled, created, or packed; volunteers at these events have the opportunity to rotate through stations, completing each component that will be eventually placed in a finished bag. The event concludes with a packing line, where volunteers then assemble Happy Hope Bags with the products created that day. All Happy Hope Bags are then shipped to a local hospital or other facility to benefit children receiving care in that community.
We offer a variety of Happy Hope Bags (link to HHB page, or other page with overview of standard kits?) that your team can pack and send to a local hospital. Bags are available for a tax-deductible donation ranging from $5-50 per unit.
To get started, tell us how many volunteers you will have, the amount of time you will have to pack Happy Hope Bags, and your budget. We will work with you to design an amazing day of service for your team!
For a truly turnkey event, Happy Hope Foundation team members will travel to you to assist on-site with all aspects of your day of service event.
Plan Your Event
Please fill out the form below to begin planning your Happy Hope experience:
What's included in the Happy Hope Bags®?
Each kit level provides a note of encouragement and different gifts to bring smiles to children's faces. The longer their hospital stay, the more joy they receive. We include items such as crayons, coloring books, activity kits, playing cards, bubbles, pinwheels and other engaging craft projects.
What do we do after we pack the Happy Hope Bags®?
Once all of the Happy Hope Bags® are packed and ready, we’ll take care of ensuring your donation is sent to children who are in need of happiness, joy, and hope. Your Happy Hope Bags® will be directed to your local hospital or pediatric facility in your community. The Message of Hope Foundation® provides everything you need for shipping via UPS.