It was a night to remember…
You are courage
You are kind
You are stronger than you seem
You are hope
You are love
And you’ll find your way through
Oh, my darling you
The things you will do
Oh, what an incredible night it was! Our first annual Spread the Joy Gala was nothing short of a success. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, vendors, donors, volunteers, and Joy Spreaders alike we left the night filled with gratitude and above all, JOY!
We heard touching accounts from our founders of how the organization came to life and about everything that propels it forward. We had a 10 for 10 challenge; 10 minutes to raise $10,000 and we were blown away. Over the course of 10 minutes, we raised a whopping $50,000! (Yes, you read it right - YOU did that!!!)
We received over 300 submissions for our Design-A Box Contest and we were overwhelmed with gratitude
and also filled with heartache over having to choose just one! A winner was chosen and we are so happy about that, but the truth is that every design we received brought us so much joy that you are all winners in our books! Check out some of the other submissions @spreadthejoyfoundation on Facebook or Instagram.
The night was an absolute success and we couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you and for that, we thank you. There is magic in spreading joy and everyone in that room felt it. As our Chief Joy Spreader Shalini Samtani so aptly put it, “just like me, you have realized the healing power of spreading joy”. Through this process, Shalini and her family have taken their painful wounds and turned them into something truly incredible - a big beautiful orange scar, known as The Spread the Joy Foundation.
We invite you all to join us as we continue this journey to Spread the Joy one Joy Box at a time.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” - Mahatma Gandhi