My Girlfriend’s House, a Prince George’s County nonprofit that supports women and teen girls living in
homelessness and low income communities, will renovate 15 living spaces for St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families.
Capitol Heights, MD (August 25, 2014) On Saturday, September 6, My Girlfriend’s House (MGH) will complete their fourth Shelter Room Makeover renovation. This semi-annual community initiative was created to empower, inspire and uplift women and children living in homeless shelters by renovating their living spaces with new furniture, fresh paint jobs and beautiful home décor.
St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families in Hyattsville, MD provides a home and supportive services to our community’s most vulnerable women and children. On September 6th, the organization’s apartment-style transitional living unit, Faith House, will undergo a complete overhaul. With attention and love, My Girlfriend’s House volunteers will paint and decorate all 8 Faith House apartments, common living spaces, kitchens, laundry rooms and children’s play area.
“We get so excited every time we begin prepping for these renovation events,” Veronica Eyenga, MGH Founder and Executive Director shared. “We go into the shelters with an agenda: to design, empower and most importantly, party! It’s always high energy and we can’t wait to bring this party to the children and their moms that call this place home.”
The enthusiasm and appreciation is also felt amongst the residents and staff of St. Ann’s. “We are thrilled to be the beneficiary this year and are excited to see how our facility will transform in five short hours,” shared Sister Mary Bader, St. Ann’s CEO. “Our facility houses young women and children in need of a helping hand and My Girlfriend’s House and their volunteers are doing just that.”
During the past four years, the Shelter Room Makeover Party has made its presence felt throughout the
community. As a part of MGH’s Homeless Outreach Program, this community initiative has impacted over 275 women and children living in area homeless shelters. The goal is to encourage positivity and empowerment for women and their families. “It’s inspiring to witness a community of women of all ages and backgrounds come together to serve and uplift each other,” Eyenga says.
My Girlfriends House, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works with at-risk middle and high school girls in DC, Maryland and Virginia. The group’s mission is to empower young girls living in poverty to break the cycle and maintain a positive understanding of self-worth, confidence, and professional advancement. This is accomplished through group mentoring, life skills training, and career and academic planning. For more information and to support this and other efforts of My Girlfriend’s House please visit us at http://www.mygirlfriendshouse.org.