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At cityhomeCOLLECTIVE, we believe that when one bit of SLC is improved, it raises us all up, which is why we are always looking for new ways to volunteer our skill-set toward the betterment of this magnificent city. So when Deborah Peterson from The Leonardo Museum approached us to see if we might be interested in donating or participating in the museum's new exhibit involving Habitat for Humanity, we felt more than a bit drawn to the cause. 

SLC + the arts + housing = up our exact alley

The resulting exhibit, which was dubbed "Where Children Sleep", is a "tender look a the uncertain condition where children lay their heads at night" (and was a follow-up to the Leonardo's wildly-successful "No Fixed Address" exhibit, which focused on the issue of homelessness). After meeting with Deborah and Ed Blake of Habitat for Humanity, we realized that this would be a great opportunity to utilize all branches of our COLLECTIVE for a good cause. So we rallied the troops. The real estate division donated funds and threw a fantastic fundraiser to help cover some of the costs for homes that would be built for a few local families. The marketing team donated time to spread the word. And our design team volunteered to design the bedrooms of the children who would live in the Habitat Homes. Below is the unveiling of the most recently finished home...a new space for Vanessa and her two boys, Vincent (12) and Nicholas (8).

A SPACE TO CALL THEIR OWN 

We met with the boys several weeks prior to chat about what they were looking for in a bedroom, and quickly learned that both are huge soccer fans with an affinity for blue and red. We worked together with our design and staging teams to create the boys' dream rooms while adhering to a budget and leaving space for each of them to make it their own. (We even called in a favor with client pal, Nick Rimando, of the Salt Lake Real to surprise the kids with some swag and autographs.)

and now, some thanks are in order...

A huge thank you to our own team for the time, skills, and dinero donated for this worthy endeavor. Heaps of thanks to our photographer, videographer, clients, friends, and supporters who helped to make the effort possible. And (obviously), a huge thanks to Nick Rimando, Tony Beltran, and everyone at Real Salt Lake who jumped at the chance to help out and make a couple of kids' day. Lastly, we want to thank Ed and Deb for inviting us to participate in this amazing cause and do some good for a great family. If you're interested in learning more about the Leonardo exhibit or Habitat for Humanity, or are interested in donating, please click here.
 

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