The Happy Factory – Toys For Sick Kids

See how one loving Utah couple turned a hobby into charitable organization that has built and donated over a million toys!

The Happy Factory is a wonderful organization, founded by Donna and Charlie Cooley, that is dedicated to bringing smiles to the faces of sick children. The Cedar City, Utah couple began making hand-crafted wood toys for their grandchildren after they retired. When they had a few extra toys the Cooley’s donated them to local children’s hospitals and charitable organizations. Their labor of love has grown and grown and now they’ve shipped over a million toys, produced in a huge workshop, staffed mostly by other retirees. Don’t miss this incredible, heartwarming story of the joy one couple and a team of dedicated volunteers brings to children all over the world! Visit their website and consider giving a small donation.

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