“Our business model is about engaging and empowering children through the online channels and apps they already use to positively join together to make the world a better place. Our motto? Snapp today, change tomorrow.” - Cactus McCallum, Co-Founder
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2015
Yes, something wholesome, positive and authentic has been hatched in Hollywood, CA. Cactus McCallum, one of LA’s top industry youth agents joins forces with New Orleans entrepreneurial power couple, Bondilyn and Ethan Jolly, to form Happy Snapps, Inc., a celebrity-driven fundraising company geared toward empowering the youth and family market to take positive action and raise funds and awareness for charities and social causes through engaging online campaigns.
“Kids today are online and socially engaged,” states Cactus. “Our business model is about engaging and empowering children through the online channels and apps they already use to positively join together to make the world a better place. Our motto? Snapp today, change tomorrow.”
The new company, Happy Snapps, Inc., is a free fundraising service that works with celebrities from film, television, sports, music or social media who have positive influence in the youth market to raise funds and awareness for charities and social causes.
“Every campaign we run is focused on spreading positive messaging, raising much needed funds, and enjoying unique life experiences with genuine celebrity role models, carefully selected charities and an amazing partner network," adds Bondilyn Jolly, the company’s "Facilitator of Happiness." “With so much negativity in today’s online media, we really want to be a ray of sunshine that allows children to be proactive and take a stand for causes that are important to them.”
The three co-founders', or “Co-Conspirators” as they call themselves, biggest question was where to focus their initial campaign efforts. It wasn’t long before they found the perfect starting point…anti-bullying. Cactus had been bullied as a child and Ethan and Bondilyn are parents of two school-aged children who have been the victims of bullying themselves, so, it was unanimous, bullies had to go. According to recent No Bully’ statistics: “Each year at least 30% of students worldwide are the targets of bullying. Lives are lost or forever changed.”
Happy Snapps connected with Kenton Duty (Best known for his role as Guenther on Disney’s hit show “Shake it Up” and the star of an anti-bully movie, “Contest” where he played a bully) and NoBully.org for a campaign that coincides with the new school year. #BackToCool is a 30-day campaign, partially sponsored generously by the well-established app, PicCollage, in which kids can participate by purchasing an exclusive sticker pack for $1.99. The pack contains unique and fun stickers plus images of Kenton that they can combine with photos of themselves and their friends to share what standing up against bullying means to them. Each child’s experience is different, safe, and fun as they upload and share their collages across their social channels. Supporters can also select from a variety of different donation packages and unique life experiences on the happysnapps.com website, all benefiting No Bully. All campaign participants are automatically entered in a drawing to be Kenton’s special guest at the upcoming “Broadway Against Bullies” red carpet event in NYC in early 2016.
Each of the three co-founders have worked fast and furious to make Happy Snapps a reality, calling in friends, favors and focus-groups. "This startup process has been like none other we've experienced in the past," adds Ethan Jolly, Co-founder & Governor of Giving. "The amount of positive feedback and support has been amazing. Every individual and organization involved has donated their time, attention and resources to making this dream a reality. We are blown away by the overwhelming effort of others to do good for those that need it."
Happy Snapps plans to continue to turn those frowns of the world upside down with plenty of new campaigns that are currently in the works. Learn more and donate today at happysnapps.com.