Monday, August 15, 2011

Giving For Gallons

We all know how much a fresh coat of paint can transform a dull and dingy room.  It’s just natural for surfaces to take bumps and scrapes, over a period of time, and a little TLC goes a long way.  Now . . . imagine what your walls and trim might look like after over ten years of wear and tear, not to mention hundreds of visits a day from many different guests.  Not such a pretty picture, right?

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(A great example of how paint and some new, simple pieces of furniture were used in a teacher’s lounge makeover – via Casa Sugar and Brian Patrick Flynn.  There’s no reason for functional spaces to be stark, old, and cold!)

I know how much it means to my personal clients when I help them to transform their rooms or homes.  It brightens their outlook and creates an environment where they feel more positive, more productive, and a brings a greater sense of pride.  Now . . .  imagine, due to many different circumstances, there is no home to call your own and the only place you have to rest your head is on a bunk bed or a cot in a dining hall with those ten-year-old, scuffed-up walls staring back at you.  Life can be tough but there can be a softer place to land.  I’m absolutely sure of it!

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(Can you spare a donation for a gallon of paint?  $25 will help us to cover 400 square feet!  The Union County Community Shelter is a 501-C3 non-profit organization so your PayPal donation will be tax-deductible.  Just be sure to specify your donation under ‘Special Projects Fund’ and you can also make a note for this to be applied to ‘Giving For Gallons’.)

I had previously written a blog post regarding a desire to donate my design services to my local community shelter, in Union County, NC.  We were in the beginning stages of figuring out what to do to get the wheels of change and shelter updates turning.  Well, that train finally has its engine tuned and it’s rolling down the track!  Pretty soon, it will be time for a paint crew to dip their brushes into some fresh paint.  The thing is, we really need the paint and supplies! 

We’ve spoken to many different vendors and no one has been able to offer us the 100+ gallons we need to move on with the project so the next best thing is to ask if any of you would consider making a dollar donation, equivalent to one gallon.  Twenty-five dollars to be exact!  Even if that’s a bit steep for your pockets, right now, we’ll be happy to take whatever you can give. 

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Thank you, in advance, for helping the shelter with reaching this goal.  If you’ve made a donation because of this post, be sure to let me know!  I want to personally thank each and every one of you!

All My Best

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