Happyfeat was established in 2014 when a young woman name Lucy Miller met a very special young man. The more time she spent with David and all his special friends she discovered the overwhelming and undeniable need for friendship, acceptance, and most importantly inclusion in all aspects of life. From then on Lucy’s main mission was to provide as many opportunities as possible for all our happy friends.
Happyfeat is a nonprofit organization 501(c) 3, that gives individuals with special needs the chance to work and be a part of a variety of special events. Our dream is to provide fun inclusive programs to support our incredible friends and their communities in these three critical areas: education, employment and life enrichment platforms. We strongly believe that the more exposure that people with disabilities have, the more accepting people will become and with that comes more possibilities and more love for our special friends. Our objective is pretty simple – create an unmeasurable amount of chances for the world to see that those with disabilities are beautiful, valuable and capable.
We are so blessed to have two major programs we offer each year. Our wonderful summer camp runs for 7 weeks throughout the summer with many individuals from a variety of ages. Summer camp includes visits from special guests, field trips, crafts, and many more fun activities. Our day program runs equivalent to Gwinnett County’s School schedule and is geared for individuals who have aged out of the school system. We strongly believe when individuals with disabilities age out of high school, their journey is just beginning. We continue to work on educational and life skills where they continuously accomplish and master a variety of capabilities. We are lucky to have an amazing set of work sites where our happy group is constantly learning and interacting with their coworkers.
Along with our summer camp and our day program we host a variety of fun events throughout the year. These events include server nights where our happy friends get to work alongside waitresses and waiters while building communication and restaurant skills. We also have a Happy Golf Tournament, Happy Halloween Party, Jingle in the Park, Happy Gala, and the Night to Shine Prom. We throw these events not only to give all our happy friends the experiences they deserve, but also to build relationships, spread our love, and reach as many people as possible.
With the help from our amazing community and others, we can continue to build our organization that will support “the happiest people on earth” well beyond their high school years. We call it inclusion for life. Our ultimate goal is to grow this program so we can support as many individuals as possible. We urge you to spread Happyfeat’s love and help us grow this program! Please follow us on our social media sites so you can witness all the joy!