Our Mission: What is Happy House?
Our mission is to help bring about a safer community by “Building Better Families.” A “family” in this case can be small or large; it can be a school, church, business, neighborhood or even a country.
We are here to help, not to tell people what is right or wrong or to set down any rules. We use the 21 common sense values found in The Way to Happiness as a base. People from all walks of life, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background, have used these tips to help themselves and others live happier, calmer and more productive lives.
The values and suggestions found in The Way to Happiness will be familiar to most of you, like old friends. As you read them, you will almost certainly think of someone who would be better off if they applied these values in their lives.
Happy House volunteers come from a broad spectrum of religious experience and faith. We want to work with any individual or group that is, or has a desire to, help others.Our goal is a healthy world where people can trust one another and not live in fear, where there is mutual respect and a true sense of community. This “healthy world” already exists in many families and neighborhoods, in many congregations and businesses but, sadly, is very difficult to maintain in this modern world.
We are here to support the efforts of those who are doing good deeds. We want to make it easier for everyone to live a life that creates happiness for all.
Founder Happy House
Board of Directors
The following people serve as Happy House’s board:
Award-winning actress Nancy Cartwright is best known to the public as the voice of spiky-headed underachiever Bart Simpson, and also gives voice to Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, Todd Flanders, Kearney, and Database in the town of Springfield. Considered one of the top voice actors in the world, she is one of the reasons the show is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year, making it the longest-running scripted show on television.
She is known in the non-profit world as a generous and active philanthropist who gives of her time, energy and resources equally. Nancy loves what she does on The Simpsons, however she sees it as a means that fortunately allows her to broadly help children. She is very proud of her role as the co-founder of Happy House, a non-profit organization that strives to build better families. Happy House developed the unique and proven character-building program, How to Make Good Choices. Delivered in schools and in after-school and summer programs staff and volunteers have helped hundreds of youths throughout the state of California, other areas of the United States and abroad. Through events hosted at her home and with her personal support, funds have been raised to help to build a youth center for Devonshire PALS (Police Activities League Supporters) and to support Happy House chapters and activities.
Other charities that Nancy actively supports are Famous Fone Friends and Make-A-Wish Foundation, to name a few. For the latter, she received their highest honor, the Wish Icon Award in 2007. She is equally committed to helping those in her hometown in Ohio, where she returns to do fundraisers for Project READ and where she has established a perpetual scholarship for forensic students to attend Ohio University.
Carol Salazar Loweree (President):
Carol manages all Happy House field activities. She is a tireless and dedicated volunteer who works directly with youth and with educators. She is also the founder of F.I.T.E. (Family Improvement through Education).
Carol has taught for over twenty years at several Applied Scholastics schools, most recently at the Renaissance Academy. She is an active youth tutor. Carol has delivered the How to Make Good Choices seminars to hundreds of children. She has volunteered in the LAPD’s Foothill Division Jeopardy and Explorers’ programs and is on the LAPD steering committee for the LAPD’s Anti-Gang Coalition’s annual Children’s Day event in the San Fernando Valley. She was awarded a Special Commendation by the Mayor and Councilmen of the City of Los Angeles for her work on the 3rd annual Children’s Day in 2010. Carol has also received awards from the City of Glendale and La Canada for her dedication in helping others in her community.
Marty Kassowitz, VP:
Marty Kassowitz has been working began working with Happy House in 2004 assisting with graphics, printing, promotion and publications. He has a long background as an administrator and has worked in the printing industry for over 35 years.He serves as VP of Happy House managing all of the web and social media assets as well as administrative actions.
Bobbi Kassowitz, Secretary/Treasurer:
Bobbi Kassowitz has also been working with Happy House since 2004. She has a long background in bookkeeping and administration and manages financial and legal coordination.
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The organization’s Form 1023, Form 990, governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements are available upon request.