Thank you for your unwavering support over the years. If it were not for all of you, we would not have been able to complete room makeovers, recycle durable medical equipment or provide belly bands for children with feeding tubes to protect their tummies. We are so honored to be working in the community to make a difference for children with special needs.
After much soul-searching, our family has an announcement to make. I've dreaded writing this blog... but the time has come to share the news. It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to pause, not stop, our Sweet Dream Room Makeover program for 2018. Our family made a very personal, yet much needed decision, to take a break. Our darling Cecily, for whom this organization is named after, had a very rough 2017. We faced some scary news about her beautiful heart, and took some time to soul-search. We have always said, and truly believe, that this organization has given to us more than we have ever given to it. Time and time again, we have been down in the dumps but through giving back we rise up and find our safe place again.
We want to devote 2018 to finding new ways to sustain this room makeover program. We have an army of volunteers behind us and we love them all. We just know we need to take a breath to find out how to scale this program into the future without the pressure of executing rooms and concerns about grants and impending deadlines. We run Cecily's Closet in our spare time, and we know this program deserves more. We want to put the pillars in place for it to grow and scale into the future so our vision for helping children continues well into the future.
Please know we are not closing the organization, nor do we have any intention of ending the Sweet Dream Room Makeover program. Cecily's Closet will continue to run our two other programs. The team will continue to create and ship belly bands for children with feeding tubes, as well as recycle durable medical equipment for families that are unable to afford it for their children.
We're passionate about helping children in our community and we just need one year to determine how best to continue the Sweet Dream Room Makeover program in a more efficient manner.
Interested in helping with our Sweet Dream Makeover? Check out this video to see our last room makeover and our volunteers in action. We are so grateful to the team at TekWorks for creating this special video and documenting the efforts of the amazing gServe team on our last room makeover for 2017.
Enjoy the video!
We are actively recruiting more business partners so we can hit the ground running in 2018! If you know people who can help us keep our mission to help children with special needs, please share this video and we'll be following up in 2018!
Onwards and upwards!
The Team at Cecily's Closet