I am pleased to tell you guys about a Non Profit organization that I was asked to participate in. It is called Room Service and was put together by Dayka of Life and Style and Erica of Blu Label Bungalow.
"One shelter at a time...we're sharing our talents to help create comfortable, relaxing, and inspiring interiors for homeless families as they work to get back on their feet"
Dayka Robinson and Erica Ward
co-founders of Room Service Atlanta
Monday, we went to Nicholas House to look at the shelter and preview the space. There are 12 rooms and a common area.
Each designer picked a room to makeover. It was a very humbling experience. These families have all of their possessions in a room about 12 by 12 [some smaller and a few larger]. They are allowed to live there up to 2 years and Nicholas House spends the time educating, and preparing them to be out and self sufficient after that. Kids go to school and parents work.
Here is the room I chose. It is actually empty, but they are interviewing a family for it right now. This room will be home to a family of 8.......pause.....think about that for a moment.
Mine also has a bathroom.
So as you can see I have a lot of work ahead. I plan on asking all of my friends to "pony" up with some labor or cash...which ever they prefer. Because it takes a village as you know :)
I am a little overwhelmed but I know once I get my plan together I will be like a dog chasing a squirrel. I know one girl I am going to put on it...Angie and her amazing CL skills. I need a new queen mattress...a desk, chair, bathroom vanity....the list goes one. This project has to be completed in April!
So...let the games begin:)