IAHSP Community Worldwide Staging Service Week
Our project is the Gathering Room at the Women and Children's Shelter in Melbourne, FL. This room is a quiet common area for counseling, reading, watching TV, sewing, meetings, whatever is needed. It's drab, overcrowded, and decorated with Christmas decoratorations. We are all very excited to make the room cheerful, warm and inviting. The shelter is under the umbrella of the Salvation Army.
Below are before and after pictures of the room we Staged. We put blinds on 4 of the 6 windows for a little more privacy. The 2 that were left open were left that way for monitoring purposes, as a window overlooks the room from the office, and from the hall. We packed the Christmas decorations, rearranged the furniture, took out an old fold up table that held a sewing machine and replaced it with a sewing table , replaced the very worn rug with a new one, added new baskets, pillows, and other accessories.
The staff and residents were delighted with the outcome. One of the ladies in the office said, "the room looks so warm and cozy, and not so institutional" now. Five of our six chapter members showed up to help. Our chapter was just established in August, we are very proud of our team for pulling this project together at the last minute, and with very little preparation.
Letter of Thanks:
A big thank you to you and your group
for the wonderful work they did atthe
Sue M. Pridmore Center. We received
your card and it is us that need to
say thank you to you. So please
accept our deepest gratitude for the
efforts of your "Stagers". It looks
lovely and I am sure that the women
will find it a wonderful oasis from
Once again, thank you!!!!!!!
Major Williford - The Salvation Army
Project Ambassador: Bonnie Young
Chapter President: Diane Evers