Since July 2017, [HAS HEART] Co-Founder/Creative Director, Tyler Way and Communications Director (and wife/partner), Kendra Clapp Olguín, and their cat Noel have been living and working on the road, traveling from state-to-state to partner one Veteran with one artist in all fifty states with the mission to share each Veteran’s story through the mediums of art, design, and fashion.
Each of the designer and Veteran’s collaborative creative processes, along with our nationwide travels, are being documented and shared through social media updates (@hasheart.us) and “OUR JOURNEY” blog post updates along with collaborative product releases with Alpha Industries. Each of the fifty state projects will yield:
Once the two-year journey is complete in 2020, the fifty designs, stories, and design processes will be compiled and published into a coffee table book, curated into a traveling art museum exhibit, edited into a documentary film, and produced into a collection of American-made consumer products whose proceeds will benefit the Veterans who co-designed them.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION
Your support of any amount will help enable [HAS HEART] to pay a small token of appreciation to state project participants (Veteran, Designer, Photographer, Videographer, Writer) from each project in addition to minimal project costs and basic travel logistics.
It can start with something as simple as donating a cup of coffee to a Veteran participant or buying lunch for the six-member project crew — any level of support will go a long way in supporting [HAS HEART] in sharing a Veteran’s story.
[$141,625 RAISED OF OUR $250,000 GOAL]