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.

(AS OF MARCH 21, 2018)

555

DAYS ON
THE ROAD

41,594

MILES
DRIVEN

1,142

HOURS
DRIVEN

2,220

CUPS OF
COFFEE

37

STATES
VISITED

39

PROJECTS
COMPLETED

47

VETERAN
PARTICIPANTS

119

CREATIVE
PARTICIPANTS

13

STATES
TO VISIT

14

PROJECTS
TO DO

17

PROJECTS
LAUNCHED

22

PREPARING
TO LAUNCH

 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.

[$121,512 RAISED OF OUR $250,000 GOAL]

 HIGH-RANKING PARTNERS 

Bringing together Veterans, designers, photographers, and videographers is only made possible through the power of collaboration and partnership. In addition to the numerous individuals that become a part of this journey and [HAS HEART] family, we are honored to partner with AIGA – the professional organization for design and their 70+ chapters located across the country.

The apparel partner for the “50 States: Veterans + Artists United” project is military heritage brand, Alpha Industries. Since 1959, Alpha Industries has produced iconic military flight jackets and vests for D.O.D. contracts and has since become an international fashion brand. They will be working alongside [HAS HEART] throughout the duration of the tour to co-produce and distribute the Veterans’ designs and stories, which will be produced and printed in the USA.

The Schultz Family Foundation’s mission is to “Unlock America’s potential, one individual and one community at a time,” and [HAS HEART] couldn’t agree with that more. Having funded two pilot projects (WA and OR) before launching the tour, the SFF have been early supporters since Day 01. [HAS HEART] recently received a second round grant for three additional state projects to impact more individuals and three more communities.

 SPONSORS + PARTNERS 

We are incredibly thankful for our growing list of donors, sponsors, and partners. To learn how you and/or your business can sponsor a state project, EMAIL US for more information.

We’ve made an ambitious commitment to impact more Veterans, engage more creatives, and reach more civilians through our “50 States: Veterans + Artists United” working tour. To make it happen, we’re searching for like-minded individuals, businesses, brands, and corporations that share our passion for Veterans and the creative arts.