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.
The blossoming of Spring has allowed Room Redux to pursue the rhythm of a room transformation per month in earnest. Last month’s transformation, “Mermaids,” was a resounding success. Three little mermaids got to come home to a magical underwater, Atlantis-style wonderland. Thanks to Infernos Pizza for providing lunch for our volunteers!
Our April transformation is already on the books, so look for that in a coming update.
Good news - after taking the first portion of the year to build our network of volunteers and donors through a combination of marketing and fundraisers, Room Redux has scheduled our next room transformation to take place in March. Remember, if you are interested in volunteering for a transformation, you can fill out the form on our contact page, or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.