Butterfly Effect Project

We had a desire when we started our first organization, My Happy Place and that was to help both women and children. With the forming of My Happy Haven, we have now fulfilled the second part of that equation. When we completed our first room, we knew what we were doing went far beyond painted walls and new bedspreads. The daughter of a recipient commented that it was the "total experience". She and her husband pitched in to strip layers of wallpaper before My Happy Haven could come in and start painting and working on the room. The night of the Reveal over 35 people showed up to support her and wish her well. Posting her picture and bio brought in over 200 comments and it was those she read when hospitalized just days before her Reveal. My Happy Haven gave her a beautiful bedroom, but it gave her so much more. The comments from the women we’ve had the pleasure of knowing have been the same: "you gave me something to look forward to". "I was able to forget about the cancer because I was so busy looking at pictures and thinking of what I wanted in my room". And one woman commented that never in a million years did she think she’d ever be able to dream of a pretty bedroom, much less be able to have one.

We are grateful and humbled to be where we are today, but the desire to spread what we do has now become a major focus for us. Starting a non-profit can prove to be a daunting task. Applying for tax exempt status, drafting by-laws, filing Articles of Incorporation, appointing directors, insurance, logo, website, 990 filing, attorney fees and more, is not only time consuming but costly.

If you share our passion and want to become a My Happy Haven Affiliate, we can help!  We’ve laid the foundation and we want to share with you our vision and plan that will enable you to start decorating bedrooms as quickly as possible. We call this our BUTTERFLY EFFECT Project. We help you, which helps us, and together we grow and we spread the My Happy Haven experience to women everywhere!  We invite you to be a part of our kaleidoscope. (Definition of Butterfly Effect: The scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever.  Kaleidoscope:  a group of butterflies)

To find out more about our BUTTERFLY EFFECT Project, contact:

Lisa Tan: 641-590-2522 or email at: lisacknudtson@hotmail.com

Deidra Rattay: 641-583-5298 or email at: deidra.rattay@yahoo.com