Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Xtreme Makeover with the Ron Clark Academy!

During the season of giving, we were privileged to be a part of something truly special: making over a bedroom. It might sound small, but it's a life-changing event for a child. In this case, two children.

Every year, the Ron Clark Academy transforms a deserving child's life with the RCA Xtreme Room Makeover Competition. RCA students are selected for the event through an essay contest, and then corporate sponsors are matched with those families to renovate the bedrooms. The top three bedrooms are honored at a special ceremony at school, but it's safe to say that every child chosen for this event comes out a winner. (This was the fourth year of the challenge; you can see pictures of past winning bedroom designs here, here, and here.)

Before we got to work, we had to go shopping, of course. So we assembled a great team.

And we had some fun.

And then we actually did some work - painting, assembling new furniture, everything!

We could not wait for the family to come home! Finally, they did...

It just wouldn't be complete without a Christmas tree - or the traditional pose in front of it.

What a wonderful experience!

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely. These little ladies will remember this moment in their lives forever.