We had the good fortune of connecting with Marla and Seth Truitt and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Marla and Seth, what do you want your legacy to be?
We want to leave a legacy of love. To bring people together to make the world a better place. To encourage everyone to look beyond our differences and love each other even when we disagree. We want people to feel special when they walk into my store, into my life. And to remind people that everyone has PURPOSE.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Joy House is all about highlighting special people in the world of disability. We have realized that the love that comes from Seth and others is pure, simple and always available. 70-80% of this population is unemployed and we wanted to change that statistic. We call our business Joy House, Gifts with Purpose, for a reason. It isn’t just about “retail therapy”, it’s about sharing a story, connecting to a dream and supporting beautiful individuals. Joy House is all about inclusion and LOVE!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Since being so close to Estes Park, we always take a trip up to the mountains. We love Estes, seeing the elk roam the town, exploring beautiful scenery and eating good food.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Joy House is a God story. We realized the world needed more love. We wanted to bring the simplicity of Seths JOY and love into the world. Seth is 31 years old so we have been a part of this special community for a long time. The families and organizations that we work with are so precious. We are grateful to be able to share this love in the world.

Website: Joyhousestore.com

Instagram: Joyhouseproject

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joyhousestore/

Other: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdrC27BB/

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