In The Wake Of May Day Mayhem, Kids Shower Police With Happy Packets

Just one day after Portland, Ore., Police experience intense protests, skirmishes and disorderly conduct, their counterparts across the river in Vancouver, Wash., will be showered with Happy Packets by local elementary school kids.

Just one day after Portland, Ore., Police experience intense protests, skirmishes and disorderly conduct, their counterparts across the river in Vancouver, Wash., will be showered with Happy Packets by local elementary school kids. On May 2nd at 3:15 pm, The Junior Joy Team will deliver heart-covered bags for every employee of the Vancouver Police Department caringly stuffed with personalized notes of appreciation, a Hersey's chocolate kiss, a Bit-O-Honey and a Love Your Life card from The Joy Team.

The personalized notes were written by members of The Junior Joy Team and close to 300 elementary school children from Hough Elementary in downtown Vancouver. The school is partnering with The Joy Team to boost their efforts of spreading joy, optimism and inspiration to millions.

"From crayon drawings by preschoolers to typed notes by 5th graders, the range is wide, and all are heartfelt," said founder and chief joy officer of The Joy Team, Michele McKeag Larsen. "These kids have created a tidal wave of joy and gratitude that will ripple out farther than we know."

At 3:15 pm on Wednesday, May 2nd, the joy-spreading kids will meet the Chiefs of Police at the West Precinct (2800 Stapleton Road, Vancouver, WA), and deliver their Happy Packets while touring the station.

"We are so proud to be able to give back to the wonderful people in our community who give so much to our students, by partnering with The Joy Team," said Eva Unger, Principal of Hough Elementary School.

The Junior Joy Team spread joy to all 260 employees of City Hall in February and created a video about the power of positive words in March.

"We truly appreciate The Joy Team's outreach to the Vancouver Police Department and the fantastic service they provide spreading joy throughout our community", said Vancouver Police Chief Clifford Cook.

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About The Joy Team

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The Joy Team is a non-profit corporation with the mission of spreading joy, optimism and inspiration. Since 2010, they've put 273 (& counting) positive messages on billboards; effectively placing 100 million seeds of joy out into the world.

Michele McKeag Larsen
Michele McKeag Larsen
Press Contact, The Joy Team
The Joy Team
3012 NE 43rd Street
Vancouver, WA 98663
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