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Hoola Moments of JOY 2017

Hoola Moments of JOY 2017

November 2017- Smile with us through countless countries as we dance, laugh, play and make memories with Hoola for Happiness.

Kismis Ink feature: Carissa from Hoola for Happiness

Kismis Ink feature: Carissa from Hoola for Happiness

October 2015- "Photograph a day in the life of someone I admire." I wrote those words on my list of 35 ways I could celebrate turning 35 this summer. There are many inspiring individuals I admire… but one name kept coming to mind. (Mariana Mosli)

USF alumna finds hope in hula-hoops

USF alumna finds hope in hula-hoops

April 2015- Carissa Caricato, who graduated USF with a degree in mass communications, sends hula-hoops to girls around the world and believes simple joys can make a world of difference in the lives of the downtrodden and abused.

TEDx USF- Dancing for Freedom: Your Dark Story has a Purpose

TEDx USF- Dancing for Freedom: Your Dark Story has a Purpose

March 2015- Hoola for Happiness founder Carissa Caricato speaks at the TEDxUSF event on March 28, 2015 at the University of South Florida’s School of Music. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. This TEDx event theme was “A World Beyond Ourselves.”

Nonprofit group hooping up some happiness

Nonprofit group hooping up some happiness

February 2015- Yards of PVC irrigation tubing and colored electrical tape are bringing joy to children not only in Tampa, but also around the world.

Face of Hope Reflected in Hoola Hoops

Face of Hope Reflected in Hoola Hoops

August 2013- Finding hope in “hooping” is easy because anyone can do it. Teaching blind children in India, women in Dubai, retirement communities, addicts, teenagers to name a few. Hooping is for everyone and through hooping people have seen God’s love shine through Carissa and her team.