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Support a Shelter: Ladies Home Journal Do Good Challenge

Each month Ladies Home Journal, a WE Volunteer Partner, posts a Do Good Challenge. This month’s challenge is inspired by the story, The Makeover Artist: Giving Hope to the Homeless, from the May issue of LHJ.

The piece profiles Terry Grahl, an interior decorator and the founder of Enchanted Makeovers, a nonprofit that, “transforms shelters for women and children into places of peace and possibilities.”

This month’s LHJ Do Good Challenge is to support a homeless shelter.  You could offer your skills, like Grahl did with her decorating skills, or ask what kind of donations, like toiletries and toys, the women and children at your local shelter need.  You could also check out Enchanted Makeovers’ 10 Ways You Can Help, and support their work.

Enchanted Makeovers also has information on their site about the Traveling Sanctuary Pillowcase Project that they’re doing in partnership with Modern B*A*G Ladies.  To participate, all you have to do is sew or buy a pillowcase for a woman or child living in a shelter, and include an inspiring note with it.  Michelle, of The Giving Tree Project 2009 blog, wrote a post about her experience making pillowcases for the project last year.

Are you involved with a local homeless shelter?  How are you supporting their work?