The How Weird Street Faire is a benefit for the non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization. We have always welcomed other non-profits to come to the faire to inspire and educate people on peace, sustainability, and other important issues. Please visit the non-profit booths at the faire and learn how you can help create a better world.

World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter. Its popularity has grown exponentially, and this year occurs on May 4th.

Laughter is a positive and powerful emotion that has all the ingredients required for individuals to change themselves and to change the world in a peaceful and positive way. It directly impacts one’s electro-magnetic field and creates a positive aura around that person. When a group of individuals laugh together, they create a collective community aura. Laughter is a universal language, which has the potential to unite humanity.


Provides a safe and supportive public environment for the exploration of art, education, performance, and community building. Through cooperative relationships and multidisciplinary programs, CELLspace encourages the celebration of intergenerational, cross-cultural collaborations.

The Kadampa Buddhist Temple of San Francisco, Saraha Center

Kadampa Buddhism is a Mahayana Buddhist school founded by the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (982-1054 AD). His followers are known as 'Kadampas'. 'Ka' refers to Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings, and 'dam' to Atisha's special instructions known as 'Lamrim', or 'The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment'. Therefore, Kadampas are practitioners who regard Buddha's teachings as personal advice and put them into practice by following the instructions of Lamrim.

Through the activities and dedication of the renowned Buddhist Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Kadampa Buddhism has spread to many countries over the past 30 years. It explains Buddha's timeless techniques in a way that is easy to understand and apply in our daily lives.

San Francisco Atheists

San Francisco Atheists is one of the most active atheist-related organizations in the Bay Area. They provide friendship, education, and activism for hundreds of local atheists, and are officially affiliated with American Atheists.

Green Mary

Green Mary has focused exclusively on waste diversion, eco-education and sustainable event production in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2002. She has contributed to the diversion of hundreds of tons of garbage away from landfills. Green Mary and her enthusiastic Green Team have touched the lives, the garbage, compost, and recycling, of over three million people.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Through day-to-day advocacy, education, and working partnerships with government and community agencies, the SFBC is dedicated to creating safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.

Because of their efforts, the number of residents biking for transportation has doubled in the past 10 years. Today, over 30,000 San Franciscans use bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. (Source: 2006 David Binder Poll)

Clowns Without Borders

Clowns Without Borders seeks to improve the psychological conditions in crisis situations bringing humor and laughter through volunteer artist performances as well as workshops with children and with educators. Clowns Without Borders also seeks to raise our society's awareness of affected populations and to promote a spirit of solidarity.

Global Exchange

Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmental justice around the world. Global Exchange takes a holistic approach to creating change. With 20 years of action and education, they are transforming the global economy from profit-centered to people-centered, from currency to community.

Sustainable Living Roadshow

They provide the sustainable themed carnival games; designed to educate, entertain, inspire and empower individuals and faires. The Sustainable Living Roadshow is a coalition of educators and entertainers who tour the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles to empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier planet.

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If you are a non-profit and are interested in participating in the How Weird Street Faire, please contact us.

World Peace Through Technology Organization

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