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 Facebook 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.
Happy Valley is proud to support The American Legion and their efforts.
In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Happy Valley is proud to support Backyard Growers annually. 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.
Happy Valley is a proud supporter of 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.
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.
Action Inc. Emergency Shelter
During Massachusetts’s coldest month, Happy Valley organized a coat drive for the Action Inc. Emergency Shelter in Gloucester. Additionally Happy Valley is proud to support Action Inc via food drives, monetary donations and Holiday gift giving. 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.
Girls’ LEAP Safety. Self-defense. Courage.
Happy Valley is proud to be a sponsor of the Girls’ LEAP organization. Girls’ LEAP fills an important need in combining self-defense with social-emotional skills. Our curriculum imparts the skills and confidence to protect yourself from victimization and violence, develop self-esteem, non-violent problem-solving skills, healthy anger management, a supportive community of peers and mentors, learning opportunities during out-of-school hours, and decision-making in difficult situations. Girls’ LEAP offers programs and workshops to young people aged 8-18 and a powerful, year-round part-time employment program for Teen Mentors that includes training and leadership opportunities in our core physical self-defense and socio-emotional programming, as well as academic support, social and racial justice curriculum, and women of color Speaker Series.
Good Harbor Beach Cleanup
Every year in September the Happy Valley team gathers 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.
Grateful Friends Organization
Happy Valley’s Gloucester dispensary partners with the Grateful Friends Organization annually as their October sponsor. In conjunction with monetary donations and in-store collections, the proceeds of the sales for our family of Pink Witch Dr. Pipes 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.
East Boston Community Soup Kitchen
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.
The Open Door Food Pantry
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.
Trans Resistance MA
For Pride Month 2023, Happy Valley was proud to create a Pride Pre-Roll pack, from which a portion of the proceeds benefitted Trans Resistance MA. Happy Valley was also ecstatic to be a partner with the organization to take part in their annual Trans Resistance March.
Trans Resistance MA is a nonprofit transgender advocacy organization based in Boston, MA. We advocate for the safety, joy, and liberation of Trans, Queer, Black, Indigenous People of Color (TQBIPOC), and organize an annual March & Festival in June that returns to the authentic origins of pride.
The Ellie Fund Organization
Our East Boston dispensary partnered with The Ellie Fund Organization, and collected at-register donations throughout the month of October in 2022 as well as 2023. 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.
Freedom Fighters Coalition & Pink Sunday Inc.
In February 2022 and 2023, both of Happy Valley’s dispensaries 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.
In April of 2022 and April 2023, Happy Valley collected customer donations for Eastie Farm, a local organization dedicated to pursuing climate justice. This organization improves food access while fostering community resilience through the development of interactive urban agricultural spaces and environmental education programs. These programs encourage residents of all ages and backgrounds to learn and take part in the production of healthy, locally-grown and culturally-relevant foods.
Women’s Lunch Place
Happy Valley collected $750 in customer donations for Women’s Lunch Place in May of 2022. This Boston-based organization supports the development of self-sustaining skills for women experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty. They create a safe and welcoming day shelter community where their guests can find dignity while building trusting relationships to provide personalized services focused on nutrition, health, housing and economic empowerment.
Cape Ann Animal Aid & Animal Rescue League of Boston
In August of 2022, Happy Valley collected customer donations for Cape Ann Animal Aid, a non-profit, no-kill organization for adoptable animals.Cape Ann Animal Aid places adoptable animals while enhancing the lives of all companion animals by promoting respect and wellbeing through education and outreach.
Additionally, we collected customer donations for the Animal Rescue League of Boston, a local organization that confronts animal cruelty and neglect at their root causes. This organization provides resources through programs, services and facilities focused on accessible animal care, public advocacy and sustained anti-cruelty efforts for animals most in need.