How do I nominate a child that I know could benefit from your services?

Please fill out an application directly from our website or by clicking HERE. You can also mail a printed version to our corporate office at

MY HAPPY PLACE, PO Box 982, Mason City, IA 50402

What children are eligible?
Children between the ages of 3 and 17 with a diagnosis of a chronic or terminal illness. When undecided, we use the criteria “a condition which left untreated, could potentially be fatal”.
What women are eligible?
The recipient must be a female at least 18 years of age and have a current documented cancer diagnosis. Women deemed in remission would not qualify.
Is there any cost to us?
NONE. All the costs of a bedroom makeover are paid for out of sponsorships, partnerships, and My Happy Places funding.
Who can fill out the application?
Any family member, a friend or even the potential recipient may fill out an application. Applications can be filled out online.

How long does it take to find out if the application is accepted?
Applications are reviewed by our Board of Directors within days of receiving an application.
Do sicker women or children take priority?
We do not operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Often, the diagnosis/prognosis will negate the priority of the makeover.
Does the recipient have to be a home owner?
It is preferred the recipient own their home, however, with written permission from the landlord, the bedroom makeover can still happen. Note: in a rental property, items that are fixed, such as new carpet or ceiling fan, will most likely not be possible.
Do they need confirmation from a physician?
If our org. does not know the recipient, the recipient may be asked to verify their diagnosis by submitting a Verification of Diagnosis Form
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