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My 3 Weeks in Room 100

By Andie Miller      I feel so fortunate to have been a part of the Design Project for Beit T’Shuvah.  It’s a designer’s dream, designing a room carte blanche.  Ideas and visions were flowing—I wasn’t sure where to start.  I found myself calling on Mark Haloossim, owner of Contempo Flooring.  After going through what was needed, a commercial grade carpet that could withstand a lot of foot traffic, and rifling through carpet choices, Mark said, “I have a rather large remnant from a previous job, would you like to see it?”  That carpet remnant became the inspiration for my room.  The first week of the project was spent clearing out the existing space, wiping the slate clean.   Russell and Lance, 2 amazing Beit T’Shuvah residents, removed out all the old … Read entire article »

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Passion Meets Creativity Meets The World of Beit T’Shuvah

By Julie Soter Beit T’Shuvah strives to imbue each of us with passion, instructing us to use our passions to help the community. Two of my passions are creating beautiful environments and interacting with people.  When I first heard about the residence re-design project, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to participate, knowing that these two passions would be ignited. THE  ROOM Men’s Room #219 had a pleasant view of the courtyard, and that was about it.  We demolished the room down to its bare bones and started from scratch, adding much more than a fresh coat of paint. THE PEOPLE Those Who Provided moral support, product donations, labor and financial contributions…Their generosity helped fund new bedding, closets, desks, chairs, an incredible wall with vibrant messages, and a functional and attractive bathroom with a pretty … Read entire article »

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2nd Mini Reveal: An Experiment In The Art Of Zen

We’ve hit another milestone in the journey that is Beit T’Shuvah’s Charity Design Project.  This past Sunday, a lot of words got thrown around—words like “thank you,” “I’m so happy,” and “this is amazing” came pouring from the lips of the astonished residents.  But the main word that could be taken from the day was “Zen.”  So many of the designers stated how they “were going for a feeling of Zen and tranquility,” and it’s safe to say they hit the nail on the head. After weeks of hard work, it was a joyful and somewhat chaotic day.  Hoards of people crowded in Beit T’Shuvah’s hallways, all hoping to get the first glimpse at one of the rooms.  However, Heidi Bendetson and Rhonda Snyder, the two women coordinating the Charity Design … Read entire article »

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Schedule for 2nd Design Project Mini Reveal

The excitement is building as the week progresses toward the Mini Reveal on Sunday!  We can’t wait to see the design creations.  Once again, we want all the designers to know how much we appreciate their effort, time and big hearts.  There will only be 15 minutes between viewing the rooms so to all in attendance, please be ready so we can move smoothly through the process.  Here is the schedule for Sunday April 15, 2012………. Mens- 1:00 – Room # 211 1:15 – Room # 215 1:30 – Room # 217 1:45 – Room # 219 Women’s- 2:00 – Room # 108 2:15 – Room # 110 2:30 – Room # 114 If you can’t make it do this Mini Reveal, don’t worry.  The Grand Reveal Open House will be taking place July 12, 2012 where all will be … Read entire article »

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First Round of Room Makeovers Go Off With A Bang….And a Few Tears

By Josh Silver This past Saturday, March 24, 2012, marked the first round of room makeover reveals for Beit T’Shuvah’s Charity Design Project.  A small crowd of residents and designers gathered at the entrance to the first door.  It was a scene reminiscent of children about to open their holiday gifts.  A scene where the only people more excited than the residents are the designers who get to watch their recipients’ faces light up.  For the residents, it was the first time they were allowed to see their new rooms, after 3 weeks of displacement.  For the designers, it was a chance to see, first hand, how their creative contributions will change the lives of these residents. Working for a charity like Beit T’Shuvah can be a truly unique experience and people … Read entire article »

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Beit T’Shuvah Charity Design Project

Beit T’Shuvah Charity Design Project

As many people know, Beit T’Shuvah is always striving to give their residents the best care possible.  We are lucky enough to have found a group of volunteers who wish to be a part of that vision, spearheading a project new to the realm of treatment facilities.  Being a nonprofit facility that accepts over 70% of our residents without pay, the treatment has to come first, and unfortunately, aesthetics have always taken a back seat. … Read entire article »

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