About six months ago, Millana and I went to a local shelter to bring some cleaning supplies. When we went inside, we were saddened by the condition of the housing. This image stuck in my mind for over a month, until miraculously one day I received an email from a woman asking me to write a blog about an amazing “inspirista” Terry Grahl.
I went to Terry’s website to research who she was, and was astonished when I read that she founded an organization called “Enchanted Makeovers” whose mission is to transform shelters for women and children into heartwarming havens. There are no coincidences.
Well, I am honored to now be partnering with this incredible non-profit organization, Cre8tive Sisters, and Lisa Gundersen Umansky to do an event in NJ, called “The Journey… Discovering Our Inner Treasures”. This Inner Transformational weekend retreat will be held at Saint Joseph’s Home…Transitional Housing for Women in Jersey City, NJ.
The Events will be held in St. Joseph’s auditorium:
Day 1…October 16th: Yoga Class, How to Journal, Mural Class & Folk Singer.
Day 2…October 17th: Facials, Hairdressers, Make-up Artists, Dinner & A Special Balloon Ceremony.
Guest Speaker Edie Weinstein blogger for Beliefnet will share a magical story during dinner about what it all means when we find our inner treasures!
Everything for the event is donated, and we’ve been so fortunate to receive many donations already!! Some of them include: slippers, pillowcases, “believe” notecard packs, yoga mats, journals, and food for the luncheon. Services have also been donated, such as make-up artists, hairdressers, a Folk singer, and speakers.
We are still in need of sponsors and donations for the 25 women and children, including:
* Any new or handmade gift to give to the women
* Handmade or retail necklaces, earrings, bracelets
* Handcrafted pillows, quilts, or artwork
* Anything inspirational – signs, pictures, etc.
* New or gently used children’s books
* Crayons and coloring books
* Yoga instructors and hairdressers
* Inspirational tee shirts
Shipping address for the donations for this event:
Enchanted Makeovers Event
Lisa Gundersen ~Umansky
107 Fountain Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Contributions can be made through PayPal, personal check or money order payable to Enchanted Makeovers.
Enchanted Makeovers is a non-profit tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization. Your wonderful donation is tax deductible with the IRS.
EM operates as an all volunteer organization with no payroll or salaries.
To insure your privacy, Enchanted Makeovers uses PayPal, a secure and safe Web site, to process your credit card donation.
Donation Information Can Be Found by Clicking Here
If you have questions, please contact Terry Grahl at EnchantedMakeovers@comcast.net or 734-776-0848.
Anything you can give is much appreciated, or if you know of anyone who is able to help with any of the items needed, I’d love if you’d share this blog with them.