We Won! Thank you for Voting!
We are thrilled to announce we have won the IKEA Life Improvement Co-worker Challenge! As a result, the Youth Room at Camden Apartments that serves youth whose families are overcoming chronic homelessness will receive a makeover from IKEA worth $10,000.
The kids were SO happy when they heard the news.
"They were jumping around! They were so excited and cheering 'woohoo!'" said Carla McPipe, Youth Coordinator. One of the kids asked, "Can we throw away EVERYTHING in here?" Another started making plans, "Can we get new tables, chairs, and books?!"
In late February, EMERGE was chosen as one of three nominees to compete for the room makeover. The winner was determined by the number of votes from community members and supporters.
We could not have done this without you. We can't wait for the kids in our housing programs to enjoy a brighter and more welcoming room. Please sign up for our enews and we promise to keep you updated as the room is transformed.