La La & Gi Gi’s Bedroom Makeover
UPDATE!!! During the weekend of 6/22-6/24/12, a team of Blissful Bedrooms volunteers – TEAM LALA & GIGI – made a double dream come true for two very special sisters. We gave Lauraliz and Geraldine the Country Cottage themed bedroom of their dreams! More than 30 dedicated and talented volunteers joined hands to make LaLa and GiGi’s desires and wishes their own. Countless other individuals/companies made donations to invest in Lauraliz and Geraldine’s happiness – LaLa & GiGi’s Angels – making it all possible. The girls’ room is now a cozy and comfy respite that feels as though it is lovingly nestled in the tranquility and beauty of nature – a special and serene place created exclusively for them. Lauraliz and Geraldine now have a sanctuary, of which they were the master designers, a place where they can retreat to and feel rejuvenated, happy, inspired and peaceful.
Because of the unique circumstances and desperate need of this disadvantaged family, we invested extra energy and resources into refreshing the rest of the apartment. Blissful Bedrooms volunteers de-cluttered, organized, cleaned and painted the living room, kitchen, hallway and bathroom. In addition, we re-decorated and furnished the living room. We have no doubt that this extra exertion will lead to profound benefits and positive change in the quality of life of this captivating family.
Even more remarkable is that we wrapped our collective arms around Lauraliz, Geraldine and their Mom, and left their home with a palpable and all-pervading, loving and compassionate energy that is guaranteed to linger for a lifetime, and send ripple effects out into the world. LaLa and GiGi, may all of your days be blissful and may you enjoy much happiness and contentment in your Blissful Bedroom!
Please take a few minutes to view the photos from LaLa & Geraldine’s makeover weekend, which include Before & After photos of their bedroom, pictures of the details, the girls’ reaction to the Revealing of their bedroom, the Reveal party celebration with past Blissful Bedrooms makeover recipients, friends and supporters and the volunteers in action transforming the bedroom.
On June, 17, 2012 – Father’s Day – a group of kindhearted Blissful Bedrooms volunteers shared their time and talents, and collaborated to make this an unforgettable day of beauty and fun for LaLa, Geraldine and their mother, Maria.
Sincere thanks to LaLa & Geraldine’s Photo Shoot Team for dedicating their day to this family, and for contributing to making the girls' spirits and self-esteem soar to new heights.
Photographer - Alexey Dvoryadkin - www.alexographer.com
Hairstylists– Swing Time Hair Salon
Makeup Artist – Becky Seim, Mary Kay Representative
Makeup Artist Assistant – Lauren Seim
Stylist – Martha Gold-Dvoryadkin
Location Scout – Donna Sagona
Location Hosts – Donna & Brad Sagona
Photo Shoot Supporters – Adam & Sarah Seim
Team LaLa & GiGi
Vanessa von Hessert
Click and Improve Team
Thank you to all of the generous ORGANIZATIONS/BUSINESSES and INDIVIDUALS who have supported LaLa and Geraldine’s bedroom makeover by donating funds, services and/or materials. This makeover could not have been possible without your help!
LaLa & GiGi’s Angels
Brenda L. Allen
Jessica Coffrin-St. Julien
Melissa Crespo & Lawrence J. Seiler
Katherine Deats & Kristin Long
Julie & Jack Frazzita
Jessica Kelly Brown
Tennille & Teal Marrero
Michele Velotti Golom-Polgano
Vanessa Von Hessert
Bob and Jane Wolff
Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company, Astoria, NY - www.brooklynbagelandcoffeecompany.com
Build it Green! NYC – www.bignyc.org
Citibank employees & customers (Astoria, Queens - 31st street branch) – www.citibank.com
Click and Improve – www.clickandimprove.com
Duniway Middle School, McMinnville, OR – Leadership Fundraiser - www.schools.msd.k12.or.us/duniway
Emily Madison Bedding – Exclusively sold at ABC Carpet & Home (Barbara Freeman) - www.facebook.com/emilymadisonatabc
Film Biz Recycling – www.filmbizrecycling.org
Luis & Alma Jimenez Charitable Fund
Murals Your Way - www.muralsyourway.com
Nicecycle (Kyle) –www.nicecycle.com
P.S. 811x Staff – Thank you for leading and supporting the Pastelitos Fundraiser
P.S. 811x – Thank you for allocating a portion of the 2012 Penny Harvest Funds to Blissful Bedrooms
Swing Time Hair – www.swingtimehair.com
Tekserve – www.tekserve.com
Thank you to the Companies and Individuals who have adopted Blissful Bedrooms donation boxes, and to the generous and giving customers/people who contributed to the boxes. You helped us manifest LaLa & Geraldine's dream bedroom!
Astoria 31st street market
Bel Aire Diner
Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company
Double G Pharmacy
Film Biz Recycling
Green Line Market
New York Times
Omega Liquor Store
Pick 99cents Store
Rosario’s Italian Deli