"The 22nd Annual Santa Party to Benefit My Happy Place - Des Moines".

We hope you will join us for the live event on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 5-8:00 pm at Royal Flooring at 11801 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA. Santa will attend, with a couple of his real reindeer. Food, drinks, and activities for the children provided.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to support this amazing cause, please click below.

EDYE'S BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER

For my Birthday this year I am looking to create some stock pile for rooms that we will create this year. It take an village worth of people to make dreams come true. I know that my friends and family will dig deep and help me make my vision a reality for those that did not ask for a diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness. We are stalking our shelves for the next several make-overs.  Any amount is greatly appreciated, but listed below are some items you can sponsor with approximate cost, and the number needed in parenthesis.

MEET ABBY BURCHLAND

Tests revealed that cancer had eaten the bone, and thus leading us to a Ewing’s Sarcoma diagnosis. She has completed 36 radiation treatments, and 10 out of 14 chemotherapy rounds. Despite this all, Abby continues to fight this awful disease with a smile upon her face! She is our hero:)

BE A PART OF OUR MISSION

DONATE TODAY TO BE A PART OF MAKING ANOTHER BEDROOM COME TO LIFE

“The 22nd Annual Santa Party to Benefit My Happy Place, Des Moines”.

“The Santa Party tradition started 22 years ago in a small house as a fun family gathering for friends. After several years and 100 people celebrating, we decided to make it an opportunity to give to those in need. Through the years we have supported organizations near and far.
We are thrilled this year to team with My Happy Place to spread joy to children with illness. My Happy Place provides custom bedroom makeovers for children going through an illness to give them a Happy Place to Heal.

We hope you will join us for the live event on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 5-8:00 pm at Royal Flooring at 11801 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA. Santa will attend, with a couple of his real reindeer. Food, drinks, and activities for the children provided.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to support this amazing cause, please click below.

BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISER

DES MOINES, IA

As many of you know during the month of November I love to Give back to the Community that I am a part of. This year for my Birthday I am asking my friends and family to consider joining with me in contributing to My Happy Place a brand new non profit that I am proud to be part of as a new board member. November is the month of Thankfulness. Each year I pair with a non profit to bring awareness and raise funds to help make a difference. My Happy Place is dedicated to making a FUN, SAFE and THERAPEUTIC environment for children to heal and thrive. As a group we come into qualifying children’s homes and make-over their bedrooms. This can be as simple as them wanting new pink sheets or a television hung so they may cuddle while watching a movie. These children are sick, they send their days in doctors offices, having tests done, hearing words they don’t understand, watching their parents cry, and through it all they have a smile on their face.

The SMILE is a priceless gift that I have been fortunate enough to witness. For my Birthday this year I am looking to create some stock pile for rooms that we will create this year. It take a village worth of people to make dreams come true. I know that my friends and family will dig deep and help me make my vision a reality for those that did not ask for a diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness.

YOU ARE HELPING US CREATE MORE HAPPY PLACES TO HEAL TO A CHILD GOING THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT TIME!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR VERY GENEROUS DONATION!

Love you all,

Edye

We are stocking our shelves for the next several make-overs.  Any amount is greatly appreciated, but listed below are some items you can sponsor with approximate cost, and the number needed in parenthesis. 

$20
Pillows (10)
Diffusers (10)
Cuddle Throw Blankets (10)
$25
Mattress Pad/Bed Skirting (4)
Wall Decor (10)
Book Bundles (10)
Board Game Bundles (10)
Lighting Items (4)
Movie Bundles (10)
Foot Massagers (4)
Sound Machines (4)
$50
Bed Sheet Sets (4)
Throw Rugs (6)
Ceiling Fans (4)
Air Purifiers (4)

$100
Comforters (4)
32″ Flatscreen TV’s (4)
Storage Cubbies (2)

$200
Lounging Chair

OUR MISSION

DES MOINES, IA

My Happy Place

My Happy Place – Des Moines is a community-based non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Iowa. We are comprised of volunteers dedicated to making a real difference in the life of a sick child. We do so by providing these children with a bedroom makeover, thus providing them with a fun, safe and therapeutic environment where they can thrive and heal.

We work closely with the child and his/her parents so we can offer a bedroom that reflects their personal needs and desires.

My Happy Place – Des Moines is under the Group Exemption of My Happy Place – Mason City for 501(c)3 tax deductible purposes.

My Happy Place – Mason City EIN: 46-2628458
My Happy Place – Des Moines EIN: 87-3583840

WHO WE SERVE

Serving qualifying children in the Des Moines and 20 mi. radius area.

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MEET OUR BOARD

Sharon Keeling

Director/President

Deana Foster

Board Member at Large

Jessica Tursi

Board Member

Beth Steven

Board Member at Large
Sr. EDI Business Analyst – Ops with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Carrie Norris

Board Member at Large
Carrie is the Owner/President with Grand Home Renovations

Jamie Thompson

Board Member at Large
Jamie is a Realtor with ReMax Precision

Michelle Henaman

Board Member at Large
Michelle is Senior Relationship Manager with ClaimDOC

Kim Babberl

Board Member at Large
Kim is the Senior Director, Solution Consulting with MedeAnalytics

Edye Beckerman

Board Member at Large
Clive Chamber of Commerce

MEET OUR CURRENT RECIPIENT(S) BELOW:

MEET ABBY BURCHLAND

Abby was in a car accident a year ago in April where she broke her left femur. They were uncertain as to how it broke, but nevertheless we never imagined it to be caused by cancer. She had surgery to insert a rod, and then life went on as usual. Recheck in November showed a beautiful bone and we thought the worst was behind us. Fast forward to February when her leg had grown very large and hard, and she was in quite a bit of pain. At this visit, the xray showed the bone that had been there was now gone. Further tests revealed that cancer had eaten the bone, and thus leading us to a Ewing’s Sarcoma diagnosis. She has completed 36 radiation treatments, and 10 out of 14 chemotherapy rounds. Despite this all, Abby continues to fight this awful disease with a smile upon her face! She is our hero:)

BEDROOM MAKEOVERS

Upcoming Bedroom Makeovers will be Listed here!

My Happy Place Des Moines, IA serving a 30 mile radius

If you know of a child who could benefit from a bedroom makeover in our area, follow the link below and fill out the nomination form.”

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