So last week, I told you about HomeGoods’ Happiness Happens campaign. Today I want to tell you a little about how I took part.
When HomeGoods provided me with a gift card and challenged me to make happiness happen for someone in the community, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to team up with a local organization called Project Live Proud (PLP). I first learned about PLP when I met its founder Nyota Brooks a couple of years ago. It is an interior design charity in Atlanta that acquires furniture and household items and installs interiors for families overcoming poverty and/or homelessness. By providing design that transforms homes, PLP raises standards of living and helps to break the cycle of poverty.
PLP just started working with a family headed by a single mom who had recently moved into a one-bedroom apartment with her two sons. Together we will be making over the home through this fall so I used the gift card to pick up some things to help us get started. Multi-functional pieces are important when you are working with small spaces and budgets so I was thrilled to find this ottoman that serves as storage, coffee table, bench or even a chair…..
The design is so clever. The entire top lifts up or you can just lift half to form a chair back. I also love the pretty blue and tufting. We also got some beautiful new bedding which will be the jumping off point for the design of the boys’ bedroom. (Think teals and taupes.) I delivered these items to the lovely client earlier this week and she was so appreciative and excited about our plans. I’d say we successfully made Happiness Happen!
I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the makeover and in the meantime, HomeGoods is giving one of you a $100 gift card to make happiness happen in your community. To enter, just leave a comment letting us know what you would do with the card if you won. I can’t wait to hear your ideas!
I’ll be traveling for the next couple of weeks so I’ll leave this giveaway open until August 31st. A winner will be drawn and announced here on September 1st.