Emma spent five years working, living and learning in remote communities in the Northern Territory as a teacher, youth mentor, family educator and leader in trauma informed practice in the classroom. It was during this time that she realised how difficult it was to access basic needs such as food and toiletries. She originally set out to gather donations for a youth wellbeing program that she ran, but as people learnt about the project (and the crazy price tags found in remote stores), she was completely bombarded with beautiful donations from all over Australia. And so the Happy Boxes was born and started to spread happiness out to other remote communities in need.