Over 100 people joined the fun by playing outdoor games for Kicks-for-Kids at Oakwood park on Saturday, July 14. Allison Smith, one of the event organizers, said “The Bedder, McCarron, and Smith families would like to thank everyone who came out for Kicks-for-Kids. The goal of this event was to get the kids excited about helping their peers.” 

The event really kicked a home run this time! In the true spirit of our New Providence community and its tremendous generosity, Project re:Purpose raised enough money to help with the purchase of brand new bedding, mattresses and other like items we cannot repurpose. These purchases were used for Derek’s and his mother’s bedrooms and their living area as well as a fourth room, which is a basement recreation room redo for another New Providence family.  Money is still trickling in, and we are waiting on company matches, but you will be able to view where and how all the donations were spent once the project is completed by going on to the website: www.bedderideas.com. Special thanks to all of Project re:PURPOSE’S corporate sponsors: Home Depot, Fabric Land, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Durham Bagels and Duncan Donuts.

Keep a look out for another day at Oakwood this fall!

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Project re:PURPOSE was launched by Kathy Bedder of BEDDERideas LLC. The project’s goal is to help local families by providing room makeovers for children in and near New Providence, who have been thrown a curve ball in life and need a little pick-me-up!  

AWR's Derek Estrada is the first recipient of a Re:purposed room makeover. Derek has been battling Ulceritis Colitis. To view the start to finish journey of Derek’s room makeover, go to: http://www.bedderideas.com/re-purpose-project/dereks-room-july-12.html

For any inquiries about Project re:PURPOSE, contact Kathy Bedder  at bedderIdeas@aol.com.

BEDDERideas LLC is a decorating service for children’s spaces, who has recently gone green and has begun repurposing household items in an effort to save Kathy’s clients’ money! Kathy is also the children’s room decorator for The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and has decorated well over 100 rooms in the tristate area, that have lifted the spirits of children with life-threatening illnesses. 

Call Kathy if your child’s room needs a face lift and you want a consult…every consult helps fund another local Project re:PURPOSE, like Derek’s room!