I was lucky enough to connect with Terry Grahl a few years ago via Martha Stewarts "Dreamers" group on the internet. I was immdediately drawn to her warmth and compassion for others and her dream of getting Enchanted Makeovers in front of a much wider audience.
Although I live in the UK, I wanted to contibute in a small way and made a donation of craft supplies for the mothers and children to create something together. I witnessed through direct contact with Terry, her attention to detail; not only with the business side of things, but more importantly the human side, the people for whom she carries out this calling.
Enchanted Makeovers helps those in need find a reason to be proud of themselves and to maintain their dignity.
We love and support the work that is being done by Enchanted Makeovers. It is so vitally important for us as a community to support women who find themselves in a position where they need a helping hand. Terry Grahl and her team put their whole hearts into every project and, as you can see from the photos on their website, the physical transformations of the spaces they makeover are remarkable. From stark, dark and rndown to inviting, warm, homey and beautiful! In this nurturing environment women and children can truly thrive. The Dalai Lama says that the Western woman will change the world. Terry Grahl and Enchanted Makeovers are helping put women in a position to do just this.
If you are looking for a worthwhile, feel-good and do-good organization to become involved with or donate to, look no further. YOU can be part of the change too.
If you are looking for a worth while non-profit to support you will not find any more deserving than Enchanted Makeovers. The tireless and selfless leadership of Terry Grahl and the energy she gives to her passion of helping others gives so many a lift to their spirits and hope in their hearts. She is truly making a difference in her community - and our country. The women, children, and families she touches stand a little taller, smile a little more often, and sleep more soundly knowing that someone cared enough to help them change their lives. I'm so proud to see Terry continue to grow - knowing that every step of the way she is reaching more people and spreading more joy!
It has been my great pleasure to know Terry for the past three years, and see first hand her dedication, compassion, and incredibel drive to help others. She is an amazing woman, and as founder of Enchanted Makeoves, she gives - and gives, and gives - to others. With her help countless women are learning the skills and confidence to change their lives, and learning that they are worthy of receiving goodness from others. I know Terry will not stop until she has touched every woman and child who needs her. She's a blessing to them...
In 2008 I met Terry for the first time. I was in awe of her selfless nature and willingness to give so much of herself to others.Her beliefs of giving handmade items to others is much like my own. The items I,family members, and friends make for the women in the shelters are gifts of love that we hope send the powerful message that someone out there cared enough to take the time to make something with their own hands just for them.The most precious gift is the gift if ones self.The magical part of being involved in Enchanted Makeovers is that not only are you helping others,but you are also learning a lot more about yourself in the process.
My connection to Enchanted Makeovers came to be through my daughter, Britni and her friendship with Terry Grahl. Britni is not only a team member she is also EM's official photographer. When I first learned of Enchanted Makeovers and Terry's story, to say I was moved is an understatement. To see Terry, the EM team members and volunteers converge upon a shelter is a sight to behold. They bring with them not only the astounding physical transformation to the shelter itself but also love and hope to each of the residents. They put their love into action with every shelter makeover. I cannot say enough about the passion in Terry's heart and her commitment to the women and children residing in the shelters. Terry and EM restore my faith in humanity.
I first met Terry Grahl four years ago through my daughter, Britni. Britni is a team member of Enchanted Makeovers and is the official photographer for this inspiring non-profit. When I learned what Terry was doing, I was incredibly moved. Her deep commitment of instilling self-worth, hope, and love to women and chilren that are struggling is beyond commendable. This is a personal mission for Terry and as such she brings every part of her being into the renovation of women and childrens' shelters. She transforms their living environments into an enchanted sanctuary of healing. Her message is powerful, her work life changing, not only for those receiving but also for those that volunteer and work along side her.
I was led to Enchanted Makeovers by a friend, and the organization resonated with me immediately. What I love about EM's model is that it enables anyone and everyone to participate in a hands-on, personal and meaningful way. There are opportunities to donate dollars, most certainly. But for those with gifts and a love for creating things - murals, bedspreads, pillows, lampshades, etc. - EM provides the opportunity to match those gifts with someone to whom they will bring great and lasting meaning and hope. A child is given a handmade doll or a superhero cape to wear. Each woman and child rests in a beautifully painted room, complete with handmade curtains and bed linens, pillows and other loving touches. I've always believed that in any point of one's life he/she is either in the position to give or to take, and that both experiences impart blessings. What I love about EM is that it gives each and every person an opportunity to participate in something deeply good and lasting. Everyone comes away feeling like the world truly can be a good, hopeful, gracious and loving place.
The organizers, faculty and attendees of Art is...You Mixed Media Art Retreats, feel compelled to work alongside Terry Grahl and the Enchanted Makeovers Team and help them to fulfill their important mission. Everyone in life should feel like they are worthy. That they count for something and that they have something to offer the rest of the world. Through our retreats, many of our attendees find their self worth and in doing so wish to pass this on by giving back to others. Women working alongside women to make a difference.
Terry Grahl and her staff are amazing at what they do! I had the pleasure of meeting Terry in person and I could tell instantly that this is a heartfelt mission for her and a cause that I would be thrilled to donate to! Each transformation is done lovingly, down to the smallest detail. Enchanted Makeovers is a caring organization that uplifts and brings joy and hope to those that need it the most.
I feel so lucky to have met Terri. Her joy shines through and her devotion to this charuty is inspiring. She is a model for following her dreams which just happen to serve others. Donating to get charity was so simple and I feel so good knowing the Items will go to such deserving people. I hope to volunteer more with this organization.
I heard about Terry of Enchanted Makeovers when I was part of a wonderful group called Make Mine Pink. I was amazed at how much she cared about helping others. We spoke on the phone and I discovered that Terry is a very lovely, caring and generous soul. She has worked so hard to transform shelters and bring smiles to those who need it. I wanted to help in a small way, so I donated my Dolls of Hope. If there is anyone in the world that truly cares and wants to make a difference in someone's life, it's Terry. She's an angel among us.
I have never had the opportunity to meet Terry Grahl in person but I have worked with her online. I am a member of The Pink Slipper Project and our members provide handmade slippers for all of the makeovers done by EM. Terry tackles every project from the smallest to the largest with the same level of professionalism and enthusiasm. Her dedication is unparalled . People like Terry Grahl are rare in our sociey today. Her spirit is infectous. There should be more people like her and Enchanted Makeovers to help women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.
Enchanted Makeovers is doing something amazing, not just for the women and children who will be transforming their lives in the shelters, but for the shelter staff who are learning an entirely new approach to their mission and also the donors & volunteers who make the shelter transformations possible. I'm happy to say that I have been able to take a small part in this wonderful work, and I look forward to every new opportunity that I am able to contribute to the Enchanted Makeovers mission.
Terry and Enchanted Makeovers has amazing spirit and drive that is completely aimed at helping others. My friends and I have donated many times over the years and we would MOST definitely do it again!
My family have all been donors to this wonderful organization, my 11 year old made homemade hair bows, my wonderful husband donated photography to help and support this group. The Moore's will always support Enchanted Makeovers.