Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Enchanted Makeovers

As I have said many times, I am a member of Make Mine Pink. I am a very proud member of Make Mine Pink :) and I will never be able to give back all I have received from this wonderful group. I have been given more opportunities and experiences that I would have never been given had my life not take this path. And yes I do believe its destiny. Another thing I believe with all of my heart is "pay it forward". Its time to give back in the best way I can. Make Mine Pink has become associated with a wonderful organization called Enchanted Makeovers. As a group we are donating money and sponsoring 18 hope chests to be built for a new makeover for a womens shelter. From what I understand, a very generous man is donating his time to build these wonderful treasures. The charity I am speaking of is called Enchanted Makeovers and was started by a young women named Terry Grahl.

Terry started her career as an award winning interior decorator with her own business. Chance had it that she was asked to donate some time and paint a wall for a shelter being made over. I would encourage you to visit her website and learn about her story. It is so inspirational! But the result of that day was the beginning of her own adventure. In January 2009 Terry's Enchanted Cottage that was established back in 2005 ultimately became Enchanted Makeovers, a non-profit organization that changes shelters for women and children into places of peace and possibilities. Today she is transforming the shelters that save peoples lives into beautiful sanctuaries that heal their spirit.

Her latest project is Vista Maria in Michigan. At Vista Maria they provide education, therapy, shelter and care for young women. The make over will include cheerful paint, pretty new bed linens, furniture, curtains,, etc. Homemade items will be included for that special touch to complete this fantastic make over. I am so happy to be part of this organinations fundraising and I hope to be able to participate in many ways for the coming years. If you would like to join us,,, please feel free to contact Terry. All of her information is on her website.

Have a pretty day! We are very fortunate women. :)


SoCal Helene said...

Hi Gail, first of all WOW, like the new blog design it is perfect for you! I can only agree with you Gail, me too are so happy to be a part of MMP and the Enchanted Makeovers fundraising.
Hugs, Helene
ps. its cooling down a little here today, thank goodness!!

rochambeau said...

Hi Gail,
Thank you for letting us know about Make mine Pink. I have not heard of it before now. It is a good thing.
Have a great day today.

Nancy said...

Very, Very Good Promo Gail!!! I know Terry will LOVE it!!! Send her an e mail with the link, I just know she will want to take a peek!!
Huggs, Nancy

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Gail, what a great post! Thanks for sharing about Enchanted Makeovers.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Gail, You don't need to grow flowers. You make your own beautiful flowers. The Enchanted Makeovers is a wonderful thing for you and the MMP girls to be doing. I am sure it will make a difference in other's lives in ways in which you could never imagine. xo Lynn