Happy Joe’s

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What began as Joe Whitty’s unrelenting pursuit of a dream to open one little restaurant of his own has now blossomed, beyond his or anyone else’s expectation, into a multi-million dollar business. Perhaps the only thing more impressive than the phenomenal growth of Happy Joe’s is the character and the unchangeability of Happy Joe himself. “I was not unhappy with who I was,” he says, “and so I wanted to make sure that none of this changed me.”

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Charity Entry by Larry Whitty

To build awareness about Special Needs children in the community, educate families about programs available, and to provide grants to improve the lives of these children and their families. We host two annual events to raise funds in order to provide these grants. We host a holiday party for approximately 1200 Special Needs children each December allowing them the opportunity to eat, sing, dance, and see Santa. Our immediate goal is to provide at least three grants per year.

Happy Joe's Kids Foundation Bettendorf, IA
50 Volunteers 250 Hours

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2705 Happy Joe Drive

Bettendorf, Iowa


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