Philanthropy

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Happy Valley’s commitment extends not only to excellence in our products and customer experience, but to supporting the decriminalization of cannabis across the U.S. Cannabis criminalization and prohibition has far-reaching effects on communities across the country. Happy Valley will always go the extra mile to promote meaningful changes to support the cannabis community and help remove the stigma. 

As a company that supports legal recreational and medical cannabis use, we recognize the importance of doing our part. Each month, Happy Valley will support a local initiative. We encourage our readers and customers to support these organizations, as well.

Happy Valley Values

The prohibition of cannabis cultivation, sale, use, and research has hampered the growth of the cannabis community. Since day one, Happy Valley has been dedicated to building the cannabis community. The #happyvalleyvalues hashtag highlights causes and communities we are proud to support, including:

  • Best Buddies International
  • Cannabis decriminalization and clemency initiatives
  • Sustainability and environmentalism
  • Mental health and wellness

Be sure to follow Happy Valley on Instagram to help the cannabis community through #happyvalleyvalues.

 


American Legion Post 3

The American Legion was established in 1919, and remains the oldest veteran’s organization in the United States.  Capt. Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3 has a long and distinguished history, and it stands at the end of Washington Street in the shadow of the Joan of Arc statue. American Legion Post 3 honors the sacrifices our young men and women made to preserve and protect this nation and to keep it free from tyranny and terror.

Members of American Legion Post 3 are veterans of wartime eras ranging from World War II to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Over the course of four days, we collected $589 in donations from our customers. Happy Valley added to this donation for a total donation of $1000.

Read more about American Legion Post 3

Backyard Growers

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Happy Valley collected customer donations for Backyard Growers, a local organization that cultivates healthy, connected, and environmentally sustainable communities. This organization fights for food justice by educating the public on how grow their own food. Additionally, they provide resources and support to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools.

Over the course of three days, we collected $536 in donations from our customers. Happy Valley added to the donation for a grand total of $1000 to the organization.

Read more about Backyard Growers

Best Buddies

In March of 2021, Happy Valley donated $2,500 to the Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapter of Best Buddies International. Best Buddies International is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the over 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, we sent an email to our entire network, urging them to donate to the organization.

Read more about Best Buddies International

 

Happy Valley & the Last Prisoner Project:

As a strong advocate for cannabis decriminalization, Happy Valley has supported the modernization of cannabis laws while calling for justice for unduly punished cannabis users. Happy Valley proudly supports the decriminalization of cannabis in the U.S., and works closely with the Last Prisoner Project to redress the past and continuing harms of unjust cannabis laws and policies.

Read more about Happy Valley and the Last Prisoner Project

Coat Drive for the Action Inc. Emergency Shelter

During Massachusetts’s coldest month, Happy Valley organized a coat drive for the Action Inc. Emergency Shelter in Gloucester.  With social distancing and hygiene recommendations from the CDC in mind, the coat drive was restricted to Happy Valley employees. Despite the safety precautions, the January coat drive resulted in a sizable donation of over 60 winter coats, and multiple bags filled with scarves, gloves, hats, and warm socks.

Read more about the Action Inc. Emergency Shelter

Good Harbor Beach Cleanup

In September of 2021, the Happy Valley team gathered at Good Harbor Beach and at Blackburn Industrial Park in Gloucester, Massachusetts to clean up trash and give back to the community. Over the course of several hours, the team filled dozens of trash bags and made the area a more pleasant environment for recreation and sightseeing.

Read more about Good Harbor Beach

Grateful Friends Organization

Happy Valley’s Gloucester dispensary partnered with the Grateful Friends Organization as their October Sponsor. We donated an initial $5,000 at the beginning of the month, followed by at-register donations. Additionally, the proceeds of the sales for a collection of Pink Witch Dr. Pipes were directed to this organization. The in-store donations and pipe proceeds raised an additional $2000+ to support cancer patients!
Grateful Friends is a non-profit organization serving adult cancer patients residing in the Essex and Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts.

Read more about the Grateful Friends Organization

East Boston Community Soup Kitchen

In November of 2021, Happy Valley Boston hosted an in-store donation collection for the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen. The EBCSK opens every Tuesday to provide free food for all those who enter their doors. They provide a sense of community to those affected by hunger, homelessness and difficult life circumstances, while offering the humane treatment and compassion many struggle to receive in their everyday lives.

Read more about the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen

The Open Door Food Pantry

Also in November of 2021, Happy Valley Gloucester hosted an in-store donation collection for The Open Door Food Pantry. The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in the community. They use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need and to engage others in the work of building food security.

Read more about The Open Door Food Pantry

The Ellie Fund Organization

Our East Boston dispensary partnered with The Ellie Fund Organization, and collected at-register donations throughout the month of October. We raised $500 for The Ellie Fund. This organization provides essential support services for breast cancer patients, which allows the patients to focus to be on family, recovery, and healing.

Read more about The Ellie Organization

Freedom Fighters Coalition & Pink Sunday Inc.

In February 2022, Happy Valley’s East Boston dispensary partnered with the Freedom Fighters Coalition and collected in-store donations for Pink Sunday Inc. These contributions help provide affordable health and wellness opportunities for women, as well as support gender equity & justice.

Read more about the Boston Freedom Fighters Coalition

Read more about Pink Sunday Inc.

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