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File #: 21-1247    Version: 1 Name: A RESOLUTION HONORING THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION HONORING THE HAPPINESS PROJECT WHEREAS, the Happiness Project is a clothing brand started by Arlington Heights entrepreneurs with a focus on raising awareness for mental health; and WHEREAS, the Happiness Project's mission is to elevate happiness throughout the world, while supporting those impacted by mental health issues; and WHEREAS, the Happiness Project strives to show the world that it's okay to not be okay; and WHEREAS, the Happiness Project has shared that they hope the encouragement from their fun-loving community gives everyone the strength to do what makes them happy; and WHEREAS, Jake Lavin started the Happiness Project after a classmate at Hersey High School lost his battle with mental health; and WHEREAS, Joey DeFilippo, Mike Jones and Joey Ruben joined the initiative offering different expertise and a passion for the mission; and WHEREAS, the Happiness Project gives 15% of their proceeds to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Il...
Sponsors: KEVIN B. MORRISON, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION HONORING THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

 

WHEREAS, the Happiness Project is a clothing brand started by Arlington Heights entrepreneurs with a focus on raising awareness for mental health; and

 

WHEREAS, the Happiness Project’s mission is to elevate happiness throughout the world, while supporting those impacted by mental health issues; and

 

WHEREAS, the Happiness Project strives to show the world that it's okay to not be okay; and

 

WHEREAS, the Happiness Project has shared that they hope the encouragement from their fun-loving community gives everyone the strength to do what makes them happy; and

 

WHEREAS, Jake Lavin started the Happiness Project after a classmate at Hersey High School lost his battle with mental health; and

 

WHEREAS, Joey DeFilippo, Mike Jones and Joey Ruben joined the initiative offering different expertise and a passion for the mission; and

 

WHEREAS, the Happiness Project gives 15% of their proceeds to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness); and

 

WHEREAS, the Happiness Project’s website and Instagram also provide mental health resources for those that need it; and

 

WHEREAS, the entrepreneurs hope that the brand will bring positivity and remove stigma around mental illness; and

 

WHEREAS, as COVID-19 has been difficult for many residents and their mental health, the Happiness Project is a beacon of hope and positivity; and

 

WHEREAS, these young entrepreneurs and their innovative spirit and passion represent the best of Cook County; and

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Cook County Board of Commissioners do hereby honor the Happiness Project for the outstanding work they do in Cook County; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that suitable copies of this resolution are presented to Jake Lavin, Joey DeFilippo, Mike Jones and Joey Ruben

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