Right now I’m VERY excited to announce an area Portland Pen + Serviette makeover for a household of 4 (and we’d like your assist). Final yr we took Pen + Serviette nationwide and bought HUNDREDS of volunteer designers, lots of that are situated right here in Portland. Two such designers, Amy and Katie Newcomb (not sisters, married to twin brothers!) have volunteered their time to assist beautify a house for a household of 4 (two younger ladies). The photograph above is considered one of their designs! If you’re new right here (welcome) Pen + Serviette helps households who’re transitioning out of homelessness, often coming from a shelter. They coordinate (or do it themselves) the furnishing and adorning of the houses because it drastically reduces recidivism. After the makeover, they really feel proud, welcome, protected, and heat of their home. As a mum or dad, everyone knows how necessary that’s and the way unsettling it may be to not have these emotions in your house. We do that for the mothers who often are coming from traumatic relationships and for the youngsters, who’re determined for stability and security. However we’d like assist – aka some funding to get all of it executed. I’ll flip it over to Katie and Amy who can inform you concerning the undertaking, the design, and the wants. In the event you can spare $10 they’d GREATLY admire it as furnishing a house from nothing can actually add up (as everyone knows).
Melissa, Braulio, Mariah, and Alanna are a candy household transitioning out of houselessness. Since 2019 they’ve been via the turmoil of residing in motels and campgrounds and being separated a number of instances. Covid introduced job loss and faculty closures, and the dearth of routine and childcare despatched them right into a little bit of a tailspin. Since 2021 Melissa and Braulio have fought via all that was stacked towards them and have each gained full-time employment and a house. The women are in a secure and everlasting dwelling for the primary time lately and the entire household is happy to be the place they’re and making strides towards getting again to the life they envision. Their new house is near their work and the ladies’ faculty. They don’t have so much to furnish a house so we’re excited to assist them flip their new place into a house that displays this new begin. Mariah is in third grade. She loves taking part within the chess membership in school, studying about science, particularly the photo voltaic system, and flowers – she was proud to point out us the rose bush in her yard! Alanna is a primary grader with a lot of spunk! She loves dolls, dancing, and the gardening membership in school. The women present such resiliency and happiness; it’s arduous to not be excited for them to have this chance.
As a small inside design agency in Portland, we’re excited for the chance to present again to our group. Whereas what we do as inside designers can really feel a bit materialistic, it’s simple that having a house atmosphere that makes you are feeling protected and glad impacts folks in such constructive methods. We wish everybody to have a secure dwelling, and no matter half we are able to play in that is necessary to us. Personally, the 2 of us have kids the identical ages as this household. These ladies are friends to our children and a part of our future era. We really feel an emotional connection to serving to set them up for a similar success and stability as our personal kids. We’re so excited to be part of bringing this household a brand new starting.
If you’ll be able to contribute (THANK YOU) you possibly can donate on to Pen + Serviette right here, or you should buy one of many under gadgets from the wishlists:
1. Acrylic Spherical Desktop Organizer | 2. Set of two Paper Drawers Cream | 3. Dean Desk Lamp Black | 4. Higgins Trendy Horizontal 6 Drawer Dresser | 5. Coloration Block Fake Cashmere Throw Blanke | 6. mall Cloth Storage Field with Fake Leather-based Accent | 7. Crosby Schoolhouse Desk Lamp Black | 8. Small Stackable Storage Wooden Bin | 9. Sling Stacking Patio Chair – Grey | 10. Terrazzo Strong Bookend – Threshold™ | 11. Wrentham Beadboard Farmhouse 3 Drawer Nightstand | 12. 12″x20″ Oversize Poly Crammed Fake Mongolian Fur Pillow | 13. Set of two Paper Trays Yellow | 14. Astrid Mid-Century Eating Bench | 15. 95″ Blackout Tassel Curtain Panel
1. Ivilon Material Window Curtain Rod | 2. Heritage Plush Velvet Curtain | 3. Trendy Adjustable Swivel Chair | 4. Space Rug | 5. Rest room Storage Cupboard with 2 Doorways | 6. Tealight Candle Holder Set of three | 7. Akame Galaxy Purple Teal Turquoise Throw Pillow Cowl | 8. Synthetic Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree | 9. Ivilon Material Window Curtain Rod | 10. Tufted Eating Chair | 11. Ceiling Fan | 12. Pillow Inserts | 13. Jute Plant Basket | 14. 6 Drawer Dresser | 15. Room Divider
Emily right here. We admire any help you may give whether or not it’s donating or just spreading the phrase. Once more, thanks to our pals at Pen + Serviette for all of the unbelievable work they do, and to the designers Amy and Katie for taking the lead on this particular undertaking. xx
Opening Picture Credit: Design by Kith and Kin Inside Design | Picture by Folks Household Pictures
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