This month’s transformation was called ‘Puppy Love’ and was made possible by an ace team of volunteers. Transformations occur each month - if you’re interested in volunteering or donating, visit the volunteer page on our website!
Kristyn, with Making Women Stronger, filmed a piece on the three recent room transformations. Check out her video here:
This month’s transformation, ‘Batman and Unicorns - Pineapple - Glam’, was featured on Spectrum News, both in a video and in an article. The theme of the transformation is an excellent reflection of the lengths to which we go to make each room tailored to the child or children - and the talents of our designers!
This month, we had our largest fundraiser yet at Billy’s Ice in New Braunfels, Texas. Not only did four talented artists perform - Michael Anthony Rodriguez of Broken Duckfeet (backed by Michael Vybiral and Avery Arroyave), Cedars, Salubrious Fox, and Seth James & Jessica Walker - but actual survivors shared their stories for the large crowd. Many thanks to Kyle Law Firm, Kuper-Sotheby’s International Realty, Queen of Hearts, Buttermilk Cafe, Canyon Lake Income Tax, and Ernesto’s Jewelry
The t-shirts and logo were designed by NB Signs & Designs, Thomas Polansky of Crystal Clear Sounds provided audio mixing, and a wide range of vendors donated silent auction items.
This month, it was possible to transform two rooms, thanks to a generous grant and a team of almost 30 volunteers from the McKenna Foundation. The central challenge of ‘Sunshine & Blue Skies’ was to incorporate design elements for each of the rooms’ residents, while still conserving space. A mother, baby, and toddler slept in the Blue Skies room, while their three older siblings slept in the Sunshine room.
Last month, a team of Reduxers had the opportunity to take part in the annual Family Promise Bed Race. Similar to a soapbox car derby, the bed race required teams to construct mobile, steerable cars out of a basic bed frame - complete with a mattress. This year’s team (pictured, left to right) - Michael, Mariah, Camden, and Reagan - put together a car modeled after a duck nest. They even came home with an award! Many thanks to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung for sponsoring this year’s entry.
April’s transformation was a resounding success. The Purple Nautilus transformation turned the room of a teenage girl and her two siblings into a deep sea paradise, incorporating her favorite colors, purple, black, and deep blues. Dark wood accents added a homey touch.