Mental Health Association of Central Florida

Orange You Happy

Orange You Happy Group Shot

“Orange You Happy”

  • Oranges Donated by Heller Brothers Packing
  • 7 events held in the year
  • 111 volunteers participated
  • over 5,000 points of contact made

MHACF aims to change the conversation from mental illness to mental WELLness with this anti-suicide campaign. Monthly during the citrus season we hit the streets of Downtown Orlando to spread smiles and awareness for just an hour. We offer strangers and orange and wish them a happy day! Each of the past two year we have made contact with over 5,000 each year. This was made possible by our partnership with Heller Brothers and Magellan Compete Care.

We borrowed this idea from Happier Boston and were encouraged by that age old tale of a student going to finalize her affairs and sell her books before ending her life. She trips and drops her books everywhere. A stranger stops to help her. She realizes that someone does care. The stranger wishes her a good day. That stranger will never know he saved her life that day.

We all know the impact a kind word can have on our darkest days.

Please join us in changing the conversation and being the nice stranger to brighten someone’s day. To RSVP just email programcoordinator@mhacf.org with your contact information and shirt size.

Our next event will be in October of 2017 with the start of the citrus season.


Oranges Donated By:

Heller Brothers Citrus

T-Shirts By:

T Shirts By Magellan Complete Care

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