Seeds Of Happiness Bringing Thousands Of Smiles To Those Affected By The Recent Devastating Tornados

Company is Distributing Seeds of Happiness Throughout Moore, Okla., as well as Supporting the American Red Cross’ Relief Efforts with a Cause-marketing Campaign
By: Seeds of Happiness
Seeds of Happiness is spreading smiles to the victims of last week's EF5 tornado
Seeds of Happiness is spreading smiles to the victims of last week's EF5 tornado
ST. LOUIS - May 28, 2013 - PRLog -- May 28, 2013 (ST. LOUIS, MO) – Seeds of Happiness, whose mission it is to create smiles that bring happiness to the world, is spreading happiness one seed at a time to the residents and families affected by last Monday’s EF5 tornado in Moore, Okla. The company is sending 1,000 specially packaged seeds to area. Seeds of Happiness retailer, On A Whim, which is located in Oklahoma City, will distribute the seeds to storm victims over the next week. One of the retailer’s employees is a resident of Moore and lost everything in last week’s deadly twister.

    In addition, customers may purchase a bag of seeds to benefit the tornado victims on the company’s website. For every bag of 10 seeds sold, the company will donate $2.00 directly to the American Red Cross. Many of the seeds are glazed in the same color of blue featured on the state’s flag, to honor the state’s resilience and its community spirit in the wake of the storm.

    “We want to do our part to help bring smiles back to the faces of the thousands of people affected by this disaster,” said Mark Borella, founder of Seeds of Happiness. “By supporting the relief efforts of the American Red Cross, as well as distributing seeds throughout their community, we are hoping to bring a bit of happiness back to those whose lives have been forever changed.”

     Consumers may purchase the limited edition bags of blue seeds by visiting the Seeds of Happiness website: They are also available at select retailers throughout the country. Bags of disaster relief seeds are $18. A gift card, detailing the Seeds of Happiness story is included with each bag of seeds.

    From its inception, giving back to the community has been a core value of Seeds of Happiness. The company, based in Kirkwood, Mo., has partnered with a number of charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, Dawson’s Hairless Heroes, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Shriners Hospital for Children, Melanoma Society and Williams Syndrome Association on specialty seeds.

     “Seeds of Happiness started out as leftover lumps of clay I made into little smiles to give out to friends who were going through hard times and needed a little smile,” said Borella. “That was in 2006. Since then I have given out tens of thousands of smiles to folks, a handful at a time. In turn, they share them and their story with friends from around the globe in need of a smile.”

About Seeds of Happiness

Mark Borella, an accomplished sculptor and photographer from Kirkwood, MO, began creating Seeds of Happiness in 2006, as a way to reach out to a life-long friend whose son was dying of cancer. From that one initial gift batch, Seeds of Happiness have grown into a global phenomenon with people sharing seeds in the United States, Singapore, Egypt, Turkey, and Colombia, to name just a few countries. The company offers a full product line of Seeds of Happiness merchandise including large smiles, specialty seeds and apparel that is available in more than 500 stores across 48 states, as well as on-line. Seeds of Happiness prides itself on its customer service, with a handwritten “thank-you” note accompanying each order.

ATTENTION MEDIA: Photo/video opportunities of Seeds of Happiness employees packing the seeds for the storm victims will take place on Wednesday afternoon, May 29, 2013. Please contact Annemarie Schumacher at 314-968-8285 or to arrange.
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