Urban Barn celebrates Shelter Rejuvenation program in Red Deer

Sep 14 2017, 4:01 am

Helping create beautiful spaces is something Urban Barn is passionate about, which is why the team at the company’s Red Deer location decided to give back to the community by making over a part of the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter.

As part of Urban Barn’s Shelter Rejuvenation program, several Urban Barn Red Deer staff teamed up to refresh the large dining area at the shelter, repairing damaged walls and refinishing and refurnishing the space to create a bright and inviting place for clients and staff to enjoy in just four days. Though this initiative was lead by Urban Barn, local support poured in to help in the form of donated supplies and volunteer hours.

Urban Barn’s Shelter Rejuvenation Program is a community-focused initiative aimed at refreshing an area in different shelters across the country. To create a bright and inviting place for visitors and staff, select rooms were updated with new furniture and accessories chosen based on new room designs created by Urban Barn staff.

“It is important for us to give back and support the communities where our staff live and do business,” said Linda Letts, president, Urban Barn. “This initiative was developed to further ingrain us into our community partnerships programs and to become an extension of our Blanket the Country in Warmth Program, which is now in its sixth year.”

Urban Barn’s Shelter Rejuvenation Project supported the following shelters:

  • Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter in Red Deer, Alberta
  • WIN House in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Covenant House in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Eva’s Phoenix in Toronto, Ontario
  • Barrie Women & Children’s Shelter in Barrie, Ontario

To learn more about Urban Barn and to locate an Urban Barn store, please visit www.urbanbarn.com.

Check out these before and after photos of the Central Alberta’s Emergency Shelter dining room below:



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