My husband and I, together with 6 very special and talented friends, will help a family who has not had the time, mindspace or means to keep their home the comfortable, sanctuary a home should be. They are a family whose time, mindspace and means has been focused on something much more important then how comfortable their home is. They are caring for their sweet son who is disabled.
That's where we come in. Lovers of the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, our dream was to do a project together, that would allow us to combine our professional passions with our personal passions, and a lot of elbow grease. Come together, find a family, and put our magic to work in what will be a "Not-so-Extreme Makeover", but more of an "Extreme Facelift" or "Home Aid".
Step 1: Idea
Step 2: Fundraise
Step 3: Find a family
Step 4: Meet the family and tour the home
Step 5: Go!
We are at Step 4 today!!
I have mentioned here previously I have struggled with incredible sorrow everytime I see a child who is disabled. And so I made it my personal goal to find something that would bring me closer to these children in a way that would help me understand their world. Volunteering for the Special Olympics was a first step. Home Aid is a further step in that direction.
Having such special friends that share my husband and my passion of paying it forward, the benefit of many of us working for a company who matches our donations dollar-for-dollar, combining that with incredible talent, we all come out better for all of this. Most importantly the child's whose life we will help make better by giving them a comforting place they call home.
We are always looking for more people power on the weekend of the renovation. Lots to do, and the more hands the better!! Join us.