🔮 Announcing The First Official Grant of the Electric Forest Wish Machine! 🔮
Forest Family member and Veteran Angela wished to resign from her current job role and dedicate herself to developing collaborative and creative opportunities for Veterans. Angela wished to reimagine the Electric Forces program currently at Electric Forest – inviting veterans who face Post Traumatic Stress issues to integrate into the festival landscape, bringing specific military experiences to a wide variety of internships at Electric Forest 2018. She will guide Electric Forces in using their expertise to educate and inspire the Forest Family in dealing with anxiety, stress, and trauma.
The overarching goal is to provide healing experiences for veterans and fans, creating a bridge that fosters social inclusion, professional training, and networking opportunities.
Her wish includes joining Electric Forest as part of HQ, building a team of assistants and therapists to enhance and grow the Electric Forces program for years to come.
THE ELECTRIC FOREST WISH MACHINE
The Wish Machine sparked inspiration from across the globe. From local communities in Michigan to as far as Tanzania and Cambodia, the Forest Family considered what they could do – for individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and societies – to help make the world a better place. Pledges included raising money and awareness for mental health, rare diseases, and sustainable efforts; donating clothing, personal items, and funds to charity drives and disaster clean-up efforts; volunteering time and resources to local humane societies, hospitals, and homeless shelters; and so much more.
The Wish Machine challenged the Forest Family to venture out into the world and spread positive action and good deeds. Now it’s time for The Forest to reward the most amazing, world-changing, and awe-inspiring acts of kindness.