We are 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 others, a place of respite. For all the youth and the families we serve, we aspire to create spaces that deliver joy.
It’s a quote we hear often, and I’m thrilled that we consistently get such a strong reaction. It is not easy work, but for the youth we serve, we can never raise the bar too high.
There is a gap. A gap between care provided in a clinic setting, and all the activities that are involved in caring for a kid with a diagnosis. Joy Collaborative is a 501©(3) that was created to champion youth with life-limiting medical conditions by harnessing the power of design to build one-of-a-kind environments that bring delight, enhance independence, create community, and foster well-being.
We can only renovate spaces through the generosity of our donors and the talented designers and builders that rise to our mission. Whether that’s creating spaces to provide respite or to encourage and support learning activities, we team with those providing care to deliver engaging spaces that go well beyond paint and stickers. Research shows that youth who are provided with spaces that support their well-being are more motivated and have a more positive outlook on their future.
I share this with you today in the hopes that you’ll join our community. We need:
· Donors who understand that supporting youth with these conditions is vital to their sense of well-being and can lead to a brighter view of their future. Donors can make financial contributions via our Donate page or develop an impact plan with the help of one of our Board Members.
· Sponsors who will partner with us to create a sustaining model of transformation for youth in which they may not have any control. Sponsors are needed for product donations. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring a product donation, contact us.
I guarantee you will not be disappointed by sharing your gifts with those who need better spaces and who will be thrilled by sharing their unique space with their families, teachers, caregivers, and friends. I promise that once you have lifted a youth up and see that light shining in their faces that you know you have changed a life. It’s a rare and wonderful feeling with a profound ripple effect.
Please reach out to us to learn more about Joy Collaborative and how you might help us continue to deliver exceptional environments for kids.
I believe that the brilliant and thoughtful design of a transformed space for a child can nurture growth, inspire curiosity, support learning, and expand exploration.
Every person, every child deserves joy. Our services improve lives and make lasting quality of life changes for kids and their families.
I joined the Joy Collaborative board due to the unique mission and work. At this stage in my career, I want to give back my nonprofit finance experience to other organizations.
I love the idea of being a good human. Having the chance to join forces and skills with other like-minded people to bless others is a dream come true.
The positive impact Joy Collaborative makes on each child and family drives me to do my best to build awareness, and interest in the organization.