About Happy Factory
Miracles happen when people willingly serve others. When Charles and Donna Cooley became aware that many children have never had a toy, they formulated their motto, We may not be able to make a toy for every child in the world that needs onebut were going to try!
The seeds of their service were planted in a small workshop at their home near Cedar City, Utah in 1995. They made a couple of hundred toys that were humbly offered to Primary Childrens Medical Center. The toys were received with such enthusiasm and gratitude that the Cooleys made more and donated them locally to the Canyon Creek Womens Crisis Center, Cedar City Care, and Share, the Presbyterian Church, and within the state of Utah to Shriners Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and worldwide.
They named their workshop The Happy Factory because of the happiness it brings to them and to the children who receive the wooden toys. In the process, they have learned that toys are not simply playthings, but tools that help unlock a childs ability to think and to cope with the world around them. What started as a hobby has turned into a full-time labor of love.