4.04.2011

ASKING FOR HELP!

As you guys know, I have joined the team of Room Service Atlanta and I’m volunteering my services of decorating a room for a family 5.


But did you know that everything needed to design the space is funded by me as well?


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My room consists of two sets of bunk beds and one full or queen size bed.


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A mother and her four kids reside in this space and my plan is to make it feel as comfortable and beautiful as I possibly can!


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Is it Nate Berkus or Oprah that says when you enter your home, it should rise up to greet you? That is the approach I’m taking with this space. I want every time they turn the doorknob to this room to be a wow experience! An experience where even though they don’t have their own residence, they feel good enough to come home to this space.


Here is where you guys come in


Would you like to donate to my project to help me make my thoughts and ideas for the space a reality?! I know that you hear the phrase “Every little bit helps” a lot, but in this situation it really does! I am not taking a high end approach to decorating this space (just a high end look!).


For example, for the bunkbeds, Walmart has $5 fitted sheets. A donation of five bucks can help me make a bed! But if you’re feeling very generous a donation of $20 can help me make all fourWinking smile


Do you have any Home Depot or Lowe’s gift cards that you really don’t have a use for at the moment? A donated home improvement store gift card could help me purchase paint or primer! Or how about a gift card that has already been used and has like a $7 remaining balance? Perfect! I can get a roll of painters tapeSmile


Don’t have anything monetary to give? That’s fine as well. One of my blog friends, Karen, reached out to me to let me know that her sister would love to make a quilt for the space (I love blogging!)! That brings me to this, do you have a skill like sewing? I can send fabric to you for pillow covers!


And one last thing, if none of the above works for you, what about lending a hand?! If you are in the Atlanta area or will be the week of April 25th-29th, come out and lend me a hand or two! Again, EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!


I would never ask you to give to something that I wouldn’t give to. I really believe that this is a worthy cause because everyone deserves to be happy in the space they have no matter what the situation is. I don’t know this family’s story, but if I can help make it better, hopefully I can help make the next chapter of it better!


Wanna see my inspiration board for the space?


Check me out over on Pinterest!


So, who’s with me?!



If you would like donate and/or have questions or concerns, please email me


lakeitha_duncan(at)yahoo(dot)com










8 comments:

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I'm going through some things right now {see my post Wed} to see if they will work. Otherwise I'll be sending a WalMart gift card.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Very proud of your efforts! What a great way to donate, with unused gift cards or cards with an unused balance. I've got three I'm sending, a Home Depot card with a small balance, a $30 Home Goods card and a $40 Crate & Barrel card. They have all been sitting in my purse for months, I now know why I hadn't gotten around to using them!

All the best with pulling this room together, I can't wait to see the final result and the family will be thrilled I am certain! Janell

Stacy of KSW said...

Lakeitha, what a shining star you are my dear! I am so very proud of you and excited for the family who will be staying here. I am notorious for hoarding gift cards - I think I still have all the gift cards from our wedding (7 years ago) and maybe even a few from ... high school graduation!!! (you don't need to know how long ago that was!) Let me see what I can dig up for you guys, can't wait to see you work your magic :)

Stacy of KSW said...

Lakeitha, what a shining star you are my dear! I am so very proud of you and excited for the family who will be staying here. I am notorious for hoarding gift cards - I think I still have all the gift cards from our wedding (7 years ago) and maybe even a few from ... high school graduation!!! (you don't need to know how long ago that was!) Let me see what I can dig up for you guys, can't wait to see you work your magic :)

Centsational Girl said...

You are amazing my friend! What can I do to help? Do you just need donations or can I contribute in some other way.

Props to you today!

xo
Kate

SHERRY HART said...

I am so excited!!! I will finally get to meet you :)

Stacy of KSW said...

Fond a $25 BB&B card today, planning to search through the junk drawers tomorrow. Send me your address ... or do you just want me to email you the #s?

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I have a Marshalls card with somewhere around $30 on it - it's yours - just let me know where to mail it! You are doing such a great thing!