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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.”

DNA India: Hooping the way to happiness

DNA India: Hooping the way to happiness

June 2014- Hooping renews a sense of childhood, says Carissa Caricato who has been traveling through Mumbai spreading the message of happiness to women who have been trafficked.

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.