Why we need the makeover:
As you can see in the photos, we don’t have a real closet – it’s just some racks and a pole we put up on a wall in our bedroom. Half my clothes and my husband’s clothes are on here and the rest of our clothes are stuffed in an armoire or the guest bedroom. This can be very troublesome because we will let people whom we know are unemployed and struggling stay in the guest room until they can get back on their feet (and they need room for their own clothes in there). The pole in the center is sagging, too, and it’s only a matter of time before it falls.
Our house was built in 1939 by a man named Carl and his father, and Carl lived in it with his dearly beloved wife Rebecca until they both passed away. There is so much love here, and my husband and I wish to honor their memory by taking good care of the house and filling it with our own love.
Why we deserve the makeover:
There are so many deserving entries already! I will do my best to explain our own situation.
My husband is a retired federal officer who runs a struggling maintenance company, often providing affordable home repairs to those in need. He jokes that he has enough time to work on other peoples’ homes, but not enough time or money to do anything for ours. I am in school full time for my Master’s degree and lead spirituality groups for kids at an inpatient behavioral treatment center on a part time basis. I also coordinate exchange students with host families on a near-volunteer basis in the Charlotte area, and it’s exciting to show these international students how wonderful, exciting and beautiful this region can be.
Needless to say, neither of us makes very much (even though we love what we do) and we can’t afford a closet makeover on our own. Having a nice closet will make it easier for us to have a professional appearance in our work and it will eliminate a lot of the stress that we feel in fixing up our home (and thereby providing a better guest room for our guests!).
Thanks for reading!