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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: We believe a person’s ability to physically heal is directly linked to their emotional well being and their emotional well being directly linked to their environment. Our mission is to enhance the healing process of chronically ill children by providing fun, imaginative, medically appropriate bedrooms, focusing on their individual needs, wishes and medical conditions.

Results: We completed our 27th room makeover in April, 2012. We average 5-6 room makeovers each year, with a waiting list of at least 3-4 children at all times.

Target demographics: Chronically ill children between the ages of 4-18 years old in the surrounding Phoenix valley area.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5-6 families per year.

Geographic areas served: Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding valley (Mesa, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, etc.)

Programs: Providing "dream bedrooms" to chronically ill children between the ages of 4 and 18, whose families are struggling financially and would otherwise be unable to provide and healing bedroom environment for their child.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is one of the most wonderful organization in phoenix, they really do bring a lot off joy to children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I can never forget little Trevor. Five years old facing countless hours in the hospital fighting leukemia. Room For Joy built a new bedroom. Removing the flooring and transforming his room into a garage with a drop ceiling and Murphy bed that looked like shelves filled with automotive supplies. The carpenters built a replica of Mader the truck complete with a working headlight and a radiator cap that talked. Little Trevor loved his room. A safe place to rest, to restore calm and peace in his life. Thanks to Room for Joy in bringing hope and a smile to this young boy.

Previous Stories
2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Room for Joy about 6 years ago. Since that time I have seen incredible rooms that have brought amazing JOY to the child and their families and friends. Each one transforms a room and transforms it to meet the dreams of each child. Each room is unique and special as is the child it is built for.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Room for Joy is a faith based organization that helps chronically ill children and there families to shed a little sun shine in there lives during a not so great time. The rooms that they design for these children are incredible! Some of the rooms are designed to hide any medical equipment these kids may have in there room so as to make them feel more at home. All of these rooms are designed around a theme that the child is interested in, then Tory and her design team go to work to create a virtual wonderland that you would never want to leave!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that helps chronically ill children by providing dream room makeovers. I've personally seen the joy provided to the children and their families that receive these makeovers and how this process can improve the ongoing well being for each of them... Top Notch.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a volunteer Board Member for Room For Joy, I am truly amazed at the work that is provided to so many kids who are dealing with such difficult circumstances so far beyond what my children have ever had to deal with. What a joy to see their lives brightened by the work of Tory and her volunteers. A huge difference is made for them as they have a place to be comfortable as they hopefully heal from their health issues. Thank you Tory for helping these kids fight their fights.

Pam E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working with Room For Joy in 2006, after seeing a piece about them on Good Morning AZ. Working with this great group of people would be reward enough, but the impact RFJ has on the families we help has changed my life. The dedication of Tory and the RFJ gang is something I've never experienced before. There is nothing these folks won't build or create to give the children the best room possible. No matter how many hours have gone into creating a room, the smile on the child's face is more than reward enough!

Barry B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Room for joy worked with our organization to help in some small ways (or as big as we liked) and the end result was an amazing service to a young lady. The family was super appreciative - and the end result was amazing, encouraging, and a beautiful act of service.