our mission

Open the Joy partners with the Spread the Joy Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, as we share the same mission of empowering hospitalized children fighting major pediatric illness in the form of a Joy Box- a simple, genuine and small act of kindness to lift a child’s spirits. 

our Vision

Through strategic partnerships, we aim to one day be able to donate a Joy Box to every hospitalized child in America. 

How We Do It

The Spread the Joy Foundation is a non-profit that relies on the support of the entire community and greatly values collaborations with sponsors, donors, corporations, toy manufacturers, hospitals and other non-profits to distribute Joy Boxes to as many children as possible. 

Step 1: DONATIONS

The Spread The Joy Foundation collects monetary donations as well as goods. All physical  items received must conform to the guidelines for giving adopted by the Children's Hospital. 

Click below to check if your donations conform to the guidelines.

Giving Guidelines
Step 2: ASSEMBLY

Every month, Spread The Joy volunteers assemble Joy Boxes with so much love at their headquarters in Martinsville, New Jersey. We welcome children to join in this process. If your company, sports team, camp or organization would like to host an assembly party, please contact The Spread The Joy Foundation. Let's have some fun together!​

Step 3: DELIVERY

To distribute Joy Boxes, The Spread The Joy Foundation partners with pediatric hospitals that deliver them to patients at their bedside. Check www.SpreadTheJoy.org for a complete list of the hospitals donated to. If you would like your donation to go to specific hospital, email hello@spreadhejoy.org and it can happen! 

Open the Joy is a proud partner of the Spread The Joy Foundation. We will continue to support them by donating a portion of our profits and products in pursuit of our joint mission of bringing love, laughter, hope, and joy to hospital rooms across the country. To learn more about the foundation or to donate visit: www.SpreadTheJoy.org