When Michelle Kaspari, owner of Essential Home Staging and President of the Sacramento Chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) met with another RESA member Charles Wood, owner of Brite Ideas, to discuss local association activities, an idea was born. It was time for RESA to give back to the community. Michelle Kaspari then contacted Loaves and Fishes who her directed her to the Sacramento Self Help Housing coordinator Michelle Ward.
Sacramento Self Help Housing just happened to be in position to house some recently displaced individuals from the nationally recognized "Tent City" that had grown drastically over the last couple of years. Our recent economic times have fallen hard on our community and many people found tent city as their only and in some cases best option for housing.
On June 12, 2009 the Sacramento RESA Chapter took their idea and turned it into reality. "Staging and decorating is what we do, it made sense to partner with SSHH during their time of need", said Michelle Kaspari. We pulled our resources together with donations from the community and other Home Stagers.
Photo Above: Joe Kaspari, Barbara Bussey, Lori Kim Polk, Michelle Kaspari
This is the first of many events our Sacramento RESA Chapter hopes to host. Michelle Kaspari would like to thank the following RESA Members for donating time and resources for this fabulous event. Charles Wood of Brite Ideas, Lori Kim Polk of Artful Journey Designs and Staging, Valesca Bogard of Welcome Home Furniture Rental and Staging, Thank You!
Photo above: The new tenant, Lori Kim Polk, Michelle Kaspari
We also had other local Home Stagers within the community volunteer on this project as well. Thank You Barbara Bussey of Transitions Home Design and Jodi King of Artistic Interior Redesign!
The Sacramento RESA Chapter will continue to lend their support to the Sacramento Self Help Housing. If you or anyone you know would like to donate time, furniture, or supplies they are greatly appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.
To find out more information on this event or to be part of any future events please contact Michelle Kaspari at (916) 402-6098. To find more information about the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) visit www.Realestatestagingassociation.com