In January, Anna highlighted the work of Blissful Bedrooms, a NYC non-profit that designs beautiful bedrooms for differently-abled kids. Well, thanks to ABC’s Secret Millionaire, I’ve learned about a similar non-profit literally in HGTV’s backyard. Here in Knoxville, Special Spaces has created more than 90 dream rooms for children struggling with serious illnesses like leukemia. Seeing the sincere gratitude of these local kids as they open the door to a frilly princess pad or a high-energy sports room is inspiring.
Are there non-profits in your community using interior design or handmade crafts to make a positive change? Let us know about them.
BTW – if you have an aspiring designer age 12 or younger in your family, check out The Company Store’s Kids’ Design Contest that helps homeless children.