April 1st is here and even though it is a day for practical jokes and tom foolery that won’t be what you find on It’s Just Life because it is Comments for a Cause day!!! I know I say this every single month but it really is my favorite day of the month because I get to share with you how much we raised for Comments for a Cause AND reveal what our next cause will be.
March was a great month to feature Make a Wish-North Iowa as the featured charity. You can read the original post by clicking here but the goal of Make a Wish is to grant to children with life-threatening medical conditions the following types of wishes:
I wish to go..
I wish to have…
I wish to meet…
I wish to be…
What a wonderful mission this is and one that keeps all of the volunteers there very busy fulfilling all of the wishes that come in. My readers all did their part this month and together we will be making a donation of $290.50 to the North Iowa chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation. Thank you ALL for your comments.
April will bring another local cause that benefits children in our North Iowa area. My Happy Place is a wonderful organization that 4 local women founded in 2013. Their mission statement is:
We are a community based, non-profit organization that focuses on the emotional well being and health of children in the Mason City, Iowa area who are under the age of 18 and are effected by illness, disease,or emotional distress.We provide a bedroom (or other space) makeover to give the child a happy and therapeutic place to recover.
When I first heard about My Happy Place I knew that it was a perfect fit for Comments for a Cause. In the short time that they have been in existence they have already brought much happiness to several area children by creating wonderful bedrooms and spaces where they can recover. These families have so much to deal with and what a blessing it is to them to be able to have a special place for their child . Those who volunteer both time and materials as part of the makeover also are blessed as they become a small part of that child’s life and recovery.
One of the current projects listed on their website features a young boy of 5 years old named Noah who has pervasive developmental disorder. You can read his entire story by clicking here. The amazing thing is that a friend of Noah’s –a little boy named Dean—decided that for his birthday he wanted donations to be made to My Happy Place in hopes that it would be used to help sponsor a room for Noah. How wonderful is that? Pretty wonderful for a 5 year old to have that much love in his heart.
My Happy Place recently had a hugely successful fundraiser–Rolling for Rooms—and I was thrilled to read that they had raised so much money to help fund room makeovers for children in the area. Our local paper, The Globe Gazette,featured an article here that tells all about their success. We get the opportunity to add to that and for every legitimate comment made on any post during the month of April my husband and I will donate 50 cents to My Happy Place. Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested in being a part of this great charity. You can also keep track of all of their news by following them on their Facebook page here.
Special thanks to this group of wonderful and caring women who saw the need, heard the call and went into action to begin a wonderful group that will make a lot of children happy.