Room For Joy began creating rooms for chronically ill children in 2005. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization with an effective exemption date of January 2007. There is a waiting list of children as well as hosipitals, waiting for room makeovers. Rooms are completed as soon as funding permits.
The CEO of Room for Joy, Tory Smock, has a degree in Interior Design and a passion for children. After working in a retail setting utilizing her design skills for 14 years, she was inspired to combine her love of design and her love for children, thus the inception of Room for Joy. Tory has personally battled a chronic illness her entire life and spent much of her childhood in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals. Subsequently, Tory is the parent of a child who suffers from the same affliction. Because she has experienced both sides, she is able to relate to the children and the parents. Tory knows the impact a child’s surroundings can have on their healing process and recognized the need to provide an atmosphere of love and hope to children and their parents as wll as providing “child friendly” environments in hospital settings.