Imagine if you will, taking your passion and helping another with it in a big way. Today I’d like to highlight a blogger that does exactly that… continued…
Kate from Centsational Girl, along with a team, volunteer their time to transform spaces of need into beautiful places, through business sponsors and private donations. They are currently on Alma Project #2 and this is the cause:
Living inside the Alma House are single mothers, previously homeless, who reside for free on the condition that they are learning skills, stabilizing their lives, attending counseling, and remain drug and alcohol free. These mothers are saving their money from their part time jobs and raising their children as best as they can. They have no time or money to fix up this house.
Most recently, the team just completed a playroom transformation that is not only extremely beautiful, but incredibly functional. Take a look!
Incredible, colourful, beautiful inspiring surroundings, loaded with tons of wonderful ideas.
You can check out the rest of the amazing room transformation HERE.
I was especially drawn to this custom looking wall unit. It was created out of Billy bookcases, coated out with a lovely vibrant cheerful background. This room just makes me happy!
But what makes me even more happy is the joy I know these families will feel when they occupy this lovely space. I know all too well what it’s like to live in a home you can’t afford to fix, when a team suddenly shows up and makes it right for you.
You can read all about my own story HERE.
And if you’d like to dig a little deeper, my home reno blog starts HERE.
Trust me when I say, I. TOTALLY. GET. IT.
One day I dream of doing something similar for others. Here’s my pie in the sky dream…
I have a small team that picks a home in need. One room is chosen to be worked on, but with a bigger purpose. We involve the family in the redo, in order to teach them the skills to tackle the rest of their home after we leave. And you guessed it.. the decor would be completely revamped thrifted and salvaged pieces in an effort to prove you can have a beautiful home with just a little creativity.
Wouldn’t that make the coolest show? 😀
This story did indeed motivate me to donate. Thanks for inspiring me in just the right way today, Kate!
More about The Alma Project #2 is HERE.
And if you feel so inclined, you can donate HERE.
I do believe the call upon us is to be ‘generous’. (thanks pastor! Scroll down for an audio on Generosity)
Bravo to this wonderful team for being just that!