Community Grants helps challenged student “feel happy, calm and gentle” through Animal Assisted Happiness

oct 2015 Harry and Vanilla BeanHarry Henry is a student at MVHS. He is nonverbal but loves our monthly visits. He particularly loves Vanilla

Bean, Animal Assisted Happiness’ white bantam couchon chicken. Harry wrote a poem for us.


Vanilla Bean (the chicken) helps me feel happy.

Vanilla Bean helps me feel calm and gentle.

Vanilla Bean helps me feel careful and in control.

I see how happy the other animals make my classmates feel, too.

I’m glad Animal Assisted Happiness comes to my school.

The Community Grants program is happy to be helping people like Harry through grants to Animal Assisted Happiness and other organizations.