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.
January: 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.
February: 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.
March: Donation to 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.
April: 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.
May: 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.