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Friday You’re So Touched

As mentioned here, I was working on a charity project for a women’s shelter.

The coordinators have been working hard to get press for us, so I’m not allowed to share the completed project just yet.

But I can share a sneak peek:

Yesterday, Vanessa sent me the email that was sent to her by the woman who moved into the room I designed.

Here’s what she had to say:

Hello all of the GSC Project Designers and Coordinators.

My name is Destiny Coleman.  I have been a resident at the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women & Children since February of this year and recently moved from #305 into my new room, #312.  Please allow me to extend my utmost gratitude for giving not only of your time, talent, and money, but of your hearts.  It takes a lot for someone to put their passion into filling someone else’s life with joy.  And with a grateful heart I say thank you.  I love the color scheme, the sophisticated Victorian Theme, and the modern Twitter Twist to my room, all done with a touch of class.  It fits me!  Only one thing….Can I take the designers with me when I move into my own apartment????  No, really 🙂

Again, I would like to say THANK YOU, and your passion is a well received gift.

Many Blessings to your future endeavours.

Destiny Coleman

Being able to give back with a skill you’re so passionate about is rewarding in and of itself. But to be able to give back to someone who at one point had close to nothing doubles in scope.

I had no idea which woman would move into the room I created. I just knew that this woman deserved a warm and welcoming space.

Everyone deserves to live beautifully.

Thank YOU, Destiny. It was truly a pleasure.

And happy weekend to everyone!

  1. June 3, 2011

    Man, I don’t know if I’m just overly emotional today, but that was teary-eyed BEAUTIFUL! So touching. I’m so proud to be your friend, Irene. You inspire me! 🙂 Love you.

  2. June 3, 2011

    Seriously touched. It’s really great that you were able to get that feedback. Now I really hope those Alice in Wonderland pieces stay in place.

  3. June 3, 2011

    You are amazing.

  4. June 3, 2011

    You did a beautiful job, and it is great to see that you were able to touch this woman’s life with your design!

  5. June 3, 2011

    That’s beautiful! So glad you’re feeling appreciated after the hard work you put into the room. Looks great!

  6. June 3, 2011

    Here I am, minding my own business, when BAM! You hit me with this and now I’m crying…at least it’s a good cry! This is so very sweet and that is so awesome that you got to play a part in making these women’s lives just a little better. Heaven knows they need and deserve it! Thank goodness for talent gals like yourself who are sweet enough to help (c: Happy weekend, darlin’!

  7. June 3, 2011

    So great Irene! There is nothing better.

    Love the little sneak peeks of the space.

  8. June 3, 2011

    that’s so awesome! good for you!!

  9. June 3, 2011

    What an amazing thing you have done! How special that you can share your talents with someone so appreciative and deserving.

  10. June 4, 2011

    Great post Irene! I’m so happy we received that email from Destiny at Good Shepherd. You should be proud, you did such a great decorating job on your room!

  11. 10 thumbs up. Can’t wait to see the real deal.

  12. Not only is the shot amazing but the fact that this was for such a worth while cause and the joy you have brought. Well done!!! There should be more people like you about xx

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