Posts Tagged ‘alma project’

Alma House: Laundry Center Complete

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Oh hello y’all, how are things?  I’m feeling pretty good today having finally finished the laundry room over at our adopted Alma House.   For those who don’t know, earlier this year, the hubs and I decided to adopt a house in partnership with our local COTS (Committee on the Shelterless). 

The Alma Project began as the transformation of a fixer upper house into a comfortable functional home for women who desperately need it. Living inside the Alma House are single mothers, previously homeless, who reside for free on the condition that they are learning skills, stabilizing their lives, attending counseling, and that they remain drug and alcohol free. Busy remodeling their lives, these mothers have no time or money to fix up this house.

Over the past few months, we’ve given our time to this project with money donated by so many of you. Some of you blogged about the Alma house and others held small fundraisers to benefit the project.  We cannot thank you enough. 

In April, we spent a day transforming the entry hallway to create better utility:

alma hallway after

 

In May, we built them this media center

alma house media storage center

 

Over the summer, we set out to build the families a laundry room center in the garage and at last it is complete! 

Here’s a glimpse of the space a few months ago:

laundry room before

 

Here it is today!

laundry center alma after

 

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Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Greetings all, and thanks for all the kind comments on the Peacock Blue Bamboo Chest earlier this week!  And did you see?  It was featured on Apartment Therapy, woot!  So exciting!

What DIY projects are you working on this weekend?  We’ve got plans to start another revamp over at our Alma House – we’re starting the process of building them a fully functional laundry room space, look for a post on that soon!

Want a little extra spending dough?  How about a chance to win a $75 Amazon Gift Card?  This weekend, one of my sponsors is giving away two gift cards, each one in the amount of $75 bucks! 

about one

About One, is an online family management resource, and a digital filing cabinet, designed as a place to safely store all of your household information in one place.  About One has been featured everywhere from the New York Times to CNBC and USA Today. 

With About One, you can create files for home maintenance, your family’s health history, for babysitters or caregivers, even assemble education history for college applications.  Track volunteer hours, your valuables, or capital gains, even create your own family newsletter to keep your friends and family up to date on what’s going on in your home.  It’s a verified secure site to guarantee your personal privacy protection.

For every person that signs up, About One will donate $1 dollar to our Alma House project.  We love that kind of support!  Signing up requires no purchase or credit card, I promise!   Sign up here, it takes less than a minute!

about one sign up

 

When you sign up for your free account, you’ll be eligible to win one of two $75 Amazon Gift cards and be supporting our Alma Project

For your chance to win a $75 Amazon Gift Card:

1) Sign up for a free account at About One, then come back and leave a comment saying “I’m signed up!”  That’s all.  

By signing up and also leaving a comment here, you’ll be entered to win one of two $75 Amazon Gift Cards, and a $1 donation will go to our Alma Project.  Giveaway ends Monday July 18th at 8 p.m PST.  Two winners chosen at random. 

Wishing you all a great weekend, and good luck!

 

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