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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Enchanting Designers

I'm a believer in doing for others.  I believe we are to encourage one another, and give people a hand up if they need it.  We all have different gifts, and we can use those gives to serve.  That's why I admire the women behind Enchanted Makeovers so much.  From the founder, Terry Grahl, to her wonderfully supportive entourage of speakers, motivators, and workers, this organization is making a difference.



For Terry, it all started when her interior design business was asked to give a space in a women's shelter a makeover.  She had a personal epiphany while preparing for that project-- realizing the importance of transforming environments to help women transform their lives.

"The mission of Enchanted Makeovers is to transform shelters for women and children into heartwarming havens, it's the catalyst to help everyone’s dream come true."



Ultimately, Terry realized she had found her life's vocation.  She took a leap of faith and closed her client-based design studio.  She then founded Enchanted Makeovers, a non-profit company dedicated to serving homeless women and children by providing beautiful, comforting, and inspiring environments.

Learn more about this wonderful organization, and how you can help, here.

This post is being linked to Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock's blog.


*All photos courtesy of Enchanted Makeovers.



    



15 comments:

  1. What a neat story...and what a transformation. I love the homey feel of the quilts on the bunk beds!

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  2. I am very moved by what this organization does to help women.

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  3. This is such a wonderful thing to do. I bet the shelters and the people living there really appreciate it.

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  4. Thanks for spotlighting someone using their gifts to serve others. This is a passion of mine, as you know :-)

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  5. brilliant!!! what an amazing endeavor!

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  6. It will come back to you ten fold that is awesome!!~

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  7. what a wonderful story and pretty painted tree :D

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  8. Oh my stars...I have tears in my eyes!!! I am in complete agreement with you about helping others! I work with at-risk children in a state-funded pre-k program and go to the homes of my families to help anyway that I can. I am "older" so they listen to my suggestions but I try to get them to "help themselves" and I so love my job! I will look at your friends blog to see how I can help! Thanks!!!

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  9. What a wonderful idea!!
    She must be a special lady to give up her paying job to do something she loves for a little of nothing except the satisfaction of making someone elses life a little better!
    Judy

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  10. What a beautiful story. This is really, really lovely.

    I can't think of any e-words to say except E xcellent thought provoking post.

    I am heading over to check out her site.

    A+

    Thank you for telling us about this. Sincerely.

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  11. What a wonderful story! That before and after shot is amazing. What a great way to support and encourage these women and their children. Bravo to Terry! Kathy

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  12. What a special post! I've never heard of this organization, but am on my way there now to check it out. Thanks for sharing her story with us.

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  13. This is an inspiring information. May God bless this organization and the people who lend a helping hand..E is Excellent!

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  14. What an amazing organization. Thanks so much for sharing about it!

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