A while ago Jeff Waldman was awarded a grant from The Awesome Foundation to hang swings throughout the city of Los Angeles. The goal of the project was to bring the greatest feeling of joy to the most people for the least amount of money. However, the LA trip was really just a preparatory exercise for his future goal: bringing swings to developing nations.
After running a very successful Kickstarter campaign, he was able to raise the money to travel to Boliva and continuing spreading his swings of joy. He plans to edit together a full documentary film about the trip, but for now he has released a trailer to show a little bit of the work he’s done.
Last weekend The Awesome Foundation, a non-profit devoted to “forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe”, filled a $1000 grant to hang swings all around Los Angeles. The goal is to bring the greatest feeling of joy to the most people for the least amount of money. And judging for this video, it certainly looks like they achieved just that.
After the swings’ success in Los Angeles, the group Swing Setters is looking bring the project to developing nations all over the world. The next location is Bolivia and they’ve started a Kickstarter to get things off the ground.