November 1, 2015

Angel's House Ultimate Home Makeover!

After its decade long service to our 240 children in need of a safe place to live, Angel’s House had seen significant wear and tear and was in great need of some tender loving care. For the first two months of 2015, individuals, families, Sunday School classes, church groups, Bible Study groups, neighborhood groups, bridge clubs, book clubs, and a fitness group joined together and took part in our “Adopt-a-Room Ultimate Home Makeover” project.

Each group “adopted” a room and was given a wishlist of needs for their room. While the girls were away during winter break, all of the rooms received a fresh coat of paint. The volunteer groups then came in and out during a three day period and totally refurbished their assigned rooms. Each bedroom was supplied with new bedding, window treatments, mirrors, lamps, chairs, and artwork. The bathrooms were equipped with new towels, bath mats, shower curtains, window treatments and other necessities for teenaged girls. Our kitchen now has new refrigerators, small appliances, dinnerware, cookware, cutlery, and a coffee maker. Our Craft Room has a new storage cabinet housing many new items the girls can use for sewing, painting, and creating! Our staff offices have been updated with new window treatments, lamps, and shelving.Our living area now has new sofas, chairs, rugs, televisions, and a coffee table. The walls are decorated with beautiful framed photographs and word art including many inspiring and encouraging messages. Our front porch has new rocking chairs, fans, and planters….and our front walkway looks beautiful with all of the new plantings.

The girls were just thrilled when they returned home to see the “reveal”! They were squealing, crying, and running from room to room to see all the improvements. They were excited about everything... even their new hair dryers! We are so grateful for the 100+ volunteers who came forward in a most generous way to supply Angel’s House with all that was needed. Our home is happy, and our hearts are full!

Sip and See

A Sip and See was held at Angel’s House in March to honor all of the wonderful volunteers who worked tirelessly to give our shelter an “Ultimate Home Makeover” and to give those in the community an opportunity to see all of the recent renovations.The Sip and See event in April coincided with Child Abuse Prevention Month and its observance was made official for the state of Georgia the day before the Sip and See by Governor Deal. First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal, came to see the newly completed upgrades at Angel’s House and she remarked that she had visited many group homes across the state, finding none as nice as Angel’s House. Mrs. Deal was an educator and has a special place in her heart for children. “We want every child to have a future and to be successful, so that we can interrupt this damaging cycle.Our goal, as always, is to make the children are safe and eventually restore them to a situation they can handle,” Deal said. The renovation and the “Sip and See” event mark a new chapter in the remarkable story of Angel’s House. Thanks to all who have been a part of this journey and who have made such a difference in the lives of our children.