1 This is The Covenant House - The Mother and Child Center.
2 Olivia Spadafore, a project manager for Retail Marketing at MSLO and Team Depot Captain Al Manigault collaborated together on this project, and planned out all of the details to make this project a success. This is their second volunteer project, as you may remember, I shared the Holiday Wreath blog post in December.
3 Here are some of the Team Depot volunteers from 59th and 23rd Street Home Depot Stores
4 This Paint Associate loved our new advertising campaign!
5 Volunteers split up into groups and began right away on their projects
6 This is a before shot of the outdoor space.
7 This space was never used before we renovated it.
8 A group shot of the Gardening Team
9 A Team Depot team member planting
10 A Team Depot team member planting
11 We used our Glidden paint to paint the outdoor garden containers, this one is in Egg Yolk.
12 Now this space can be used every day!
13 This beautiful set is the Martha Stewart Living Lily Bay Seating Set.
14 Another piece
15 Covenant House staff Brian and Molly already loved their new outdoor space and took a break to enjoy the scenery.
16 Moving indoors, this is a before shot of a lounge where the residents can have one on one time with their children.
17 That same space being transformed by MSL Team Members left: Olivia Spadafore, Emily Payton, Sarah Gursky, and Ellen Clarke
18 MSLO’s Stephen Frost taping off the moldings around the room
19 MSLO’s Ellen Clarke
20 MSLO’s Katie Gastely
21 We added some color to the wall - Martha Stewart Living 119 River Mist Paint - and gave them practical furniture that could be used for seating and storage. This is the Martha Stewart Living Storage Bench with Seat.
22 The Martha Stewart Living Lombard Collection Side Table
23 And the Lombard Collection Upholstered Bench
24 Before shot of the hallway
26 Carolyn Raymond MSLO volunteer painting the hallway
27 We created bulletin boards for the residents to find out information about news and job postings.
28 The hallway walls were painted Nimbus Cloud from my paint line.
29 Lena Ghaleb - MSLO Digital Art Director - created the bulletin boards.
30 She used products from the Martha Stewart Crafts line at Michaels.
31 Glidden Sales Reps - Nicole, John, and Frank volunteered to help with the painting.
32 To add color to the walls, hand-drawn, kid-friendly murals were created by Team Depot volunteers and store managers to make the hallways more cheerful.
33 Angelica Leogrande, MSLO volunteer painting a butterfly
34 Emily Payton using green paint
35 Jerry Thomas - 59th St. store manager also helped with the murals.
36 All of the paint used for this project came from my line of colors tinted in Glidden Duo at Home Depot.
37 Look how beautiful the murals look!
38 So colorful and cheerful!
39 The residents of Covenant House got creative, as well. They painted birdhouses for the outdoor space.
40 The birdhouses were decorated with our Martha Stewart Project Paint.
41 These project paints are great!
42 The birdhouses were hung outside and will hopefully, attract a bird population.
43 A job fair was conducted for residents, for those who were interested in a job at Home Depot.
44 The residents are required to work while staying at The Covenant House. Approximately 35 residents participated in individual and group interviews.
45 The 23rd St. Home Depot HR team gave a seminar of the different departments the candidates could potentially work in and the skill set that is required.
46 A group shot outside of The Covenant House with Team Depot Volunteers, Covenant House Staff, and Residents. Everyone was happy and excited with the end result.