Thursday, September 13, 2012

Room Service Atlanta: Deserving Design Delivered

Good morning all!

Two weeks ago, I was honored to be selected as an interior designer for this Fall’s Room Service Atlanta project. RSA is an organization that combines designers’ talents with a commitment to serve our community & those who need us. Read about the organization & our cause here. Last year, I served through RSA as a volunteer at the Nicholas House, Inc, a transitional home that provides families the opportunity to get back on their feet from homelessness & get on the route to self-sufficiency. In the couple short days I was there, I was able to see what an impact we all had on such deserving families. It was touching, inspiring, & certainly moved people to action here in Atlanta!

This year, there are a handful of designers that have been chosen to redesign rooms [bedrooms, private/public living areas] for the Sam Bell cottage at the United Methodist Children's Home in Decatur. This cottage houses UMCH’s Independent Living program, in which boys ages 18-21 who have likely been in and out homes & in the foster care system all their lives, are able to make the choice to stay, heal, and have an extra helping hand before they are out on their own.

I have chosen to help with a bedroom space, and am beyond excited! But…I could use all the help I can get! Our install is the week of October 22nd, so I have to get this project rolling and I need each and every one of you! Here’s how you can help me make this a wonderful & inspiring environment to our child in need:

I’m still in search of the following larger items: [For goods/services donations that I receive from you, UMCH will mail you a tax receipt.]
  •      Queen mattress & Bedsprings
  •      Flooring to go over the existing VCT tile
  •      Black queen-sized sheets
  •      IKEA gift cards for nightstands, desk, chair, pillows, duvet, curtains, picture frames, etc. 

Or to help me with some of the other items, you can donate money to help me complete my room (ANY little bit helps, I promise!):

1.Write a check to United Methodist Children's Home. In the memo, write "Sam Bell Cottage – Jennifer Baggett". Mail it to: United Methodist Children's Home, c/o Khalid Battle, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030. 

2.  Donate online to United Methodist Children's Home by clicking 
RIGHT HERE. Be sure to designate the funds to Sam Bell Cottage: Jennifer Baggett or they won’t know who the money belongs to!

3.  If you'd like to donate products, need more information, or have any questions don’t hesitate to do the following:

Call/Text me: 770.584.6909
Tweet me: @jennbunnylynn
Send smoke signals if you must..anything to help! : )

Please let me know personally if you plan on making a check out or donating goods so that I'll know to look out for it and most of all, so I can thank you individually for your kindness. Also, if you’d like to volunteer your time/truck that weekend or week (for larger items like mattress, headboard, nightstands, etc), please let me know. Anything helps!

Thank you SO much for helping me transform this space into something to be loved!



  1. What a wonderful gift you will be giving by donating your time and skills to this cause. So proud of you, hope it all goes well and can't wait for follow up pics!

  2. Thanks, Krit! And I know your pillows will be WONDERFUL! xoxox