HOW WE STARTED
“The Hardy Project” was birthed out of a very sad time. My mother, a young, vibrant, healthy woman, had a bad cough and mentioned she needed to go to the doctor to get a check-up… she thought she might have walking Pneumonia. Within a couple weeks, she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer! She courageously and beautifully fought for 18 months. Then, a breathtaking party was held for her as she entered the gates of Heaven. To say that my family was devastated and heartbroken, is an understatement.
THE SUNSHINE IN THE DARKNESS
During my Mother’s last week of life, a friend of mine showed a “Random Act of Kindness” toward me. In the midst of one of the darkest weeks of my life, my friend showered me with a little sunshine! Left on my porch was a yellow box, which was opened up just enough to reveal that it was filled with all kinds of yellow items. A vase filled with yellow flowers anchored the box. Some of the items were fun and silly, some necessities and others were treats. I was in awe that someone would take the time to do something so thoughtful.
A few moths later, After I had mourned the loss of my mother, I decided that perhaps I should spread that same sunshine to another person who might be hurting. So I began showing “Random Act of Kindness” to strangers all over the country. I stuffed baskets, bags, boxes, buckets and backpacks full of what we now refer to as “SUNSHINE.”
In effort to honor the beautiful life and legacy of my Mother, I have made it my mission to spread rays of SUNSHINE across the United States. We send YELLOW ONLY ITEMS because yellow is uplifting, promotes peace, joy and happiness. People who are fighting Cancer, Leukemia or facing other life-threatening diseases and/or have limited time in this life, NEED a little fresh SUNSHINE.
The Hardy Project is a California Non-Profit organization and is also recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 Organization. We do this FREE sunshine project simply as an act of love. It costs nothing to our recipients, yet means the world to them.
- Click the SUNSHINE tab above for more information! On this tab, you can also nominate someone who you feel truly needs some sunshine!
- To donate a financial gift to our organization or to donate specific items we always need, please look at the Sunshine Tab!
Thank you in advance for partnering with us to spread Sunshine!