Because everyone deserves a space where they can be themselves.
Watch the Joy Collaborative feature on KSTP's Twin Cities Live promoting the fundraising event Barkitecture. Kelly Hanson interviews the Crawford Mertz/BDH team about their amazing, modern dog house structure. This, and other creative, one-of-a-kind creations available now at our Barkitecture Auction!
Joy Collaborative is a partnership of impassioned doers and givers – designers, architects and builders; donors, volunteers and sponsors – who come together to transform youth's personal spaces.
We create environments that for some youth become magnets of activity; for other's a place of respite. For all the youth and the families we serve, we aspire to create spaces that deliver joy.
Buffeted by circumstances they have no control over, youth stuck at home can succumb to feelings of boredom, depression and isolation – emotions that impair their wellbeing. We create spaces that give control back to them. Spaces that are unique to them.
Referrals are accepted for youth ages 5-17
As a 501(c)(3) organization, we rely on support through:
•Sponsors & Partners
•Collaboration with other nonprofits
We start with a their imagination. Proceeding on the foundation of their creativity, we gain a clear understanding of each persons unique wants and needs. Then we get to work-mobilizing an incredibly talented team to bring their desired environment to life.
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