MAD DADS, the Minneapolis North Community High School football team, and The Way to Happiness Foundation are teaming up on Friday, Oct. 16 to distribute up to 3,000 “The Way to Happiness” booklets in north Minneapolis.
The three organizations are joining forces to address increasing concerns about the alarming crime rate and violence occurring in north Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit reports that the Jordan neighborhood ranks third in overall crime in Minneapolis as of August of 2015, with the Near North neighborhood ranking fifth. Larceny, burglary and auto theft are the most frequent crimes.
“The Way to Happiness” was written to fill the moral vacuum in society, according to the participating groups. Originally published in 1981, its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to man. It holds a Guinness record as the single most translated non-religious book in the world. Communities all around the world have used this guide to create a positive impact in reducing crime, violence and unrest. Nonreligious and nonpolitical, it has been used in mentoring youth and giving them the guidance they need to succeed in life.
Volunteers from all three organizations will be assembling at Shiloh Temple, 1201 W. Broadway Ave., on Friday afternoon, Oct. 16, then splitting up into teams to distribute the booklets to homes in both the Jordan and Near North communities between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Free copies of the booklet will also be available to anyone wishing to stop by the Shiloh Temple during those hours.