Indianapolis Home Stager Karissa Boehmer teams up with Staff & Volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Indiana

Top Quote Local Indianapolis Home Stagers and Redesigners from Home Matters Home Staging led by Karissa Boehmer team up with Staff & Volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Indiana and the Indianapolis Art Center to surprise two special "Little Sisters" with a complete bedroom make-over! End Quote
  • Indianapolis, IN (1888PressRelease) September 01, 2011 - Two special "Little Sisters" will have a huge surprise for them when they return from School on Monday, September 26th, with a new "Dream Bedroom Make-Over", designed & executed by the Design Staging Specialists and Owners from Home Matters Home Staging and Redesign of Indianapolis.

    They, along with staff & volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana and the Indianapolis Art Center are volunteering their time and expertise to make the girls dream a reality!

    What inspired volunteer "Big Sisters" Karissa Boehmer of Home Matters and Susan Zunt of IU School of Dentistry to come together to give this surprise gift is a heart-warming story that will touch even the coldest of hearts!

    Having been adopted by their grandparents Tammy and Larry Jones when they were just babies, Oreana, (9 yrs.) and Destiny (12 yrs.) often dream about being reunited with their biological parents again someday. With both of their biological parents both living in different states and not having been a part of their lives for over 8 years, it has taken its emotional toll on these brave little girls self esteem. Tammy and Larry do everything they can do provide for them, showering them with love and emotional support, but feel bad at times when their progressive health challenges prevent them from providing the girls with everything they wish they could have!

    But, thanks to the support from Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, Destiny was matched with Karissa, and Oreana with Susan, and now the two "matches" have created such a strong bond with one-another that both were recently asked by their littles to be their "God-Mother" (in which they both accepted!). The new "God Mothers" were honored to be a part of the girls Baptism Ceremony this past Sunday at the Vineyard Church in Greenwood.

    No wonder Big Brother Big Sister was voted Nuvo's best place to volunteer in 2011~they have the best volunteers and support staff! It's made a world of difference in the lives of these two girls, Boehmer Stated.

    Thanks to the collaboration of BBBS with the Indianapolis Art Center, Destiny has been discovering & exploring her artistic talent through their SMART program! She's made such a big impression on the programs Manager, Erika Villarreal and the local famous Graffiti Artist & Instructor, Holly Combs (featured this year in Nuvo for her "I AM BEAUTIFUL" campaign), that they are both creating and contributing original art pieces for Destiny's new room.

    While this is a secret surprise for the girls, Home Matters Design Staging Specialist Greg Henry, along with owners Linda & Gary Barnett are busy volunteering their time assisting Karissa with all the designing details! Their challenge: designing the girls a dream bedroom on a very small budget. Using first what the girls already have in their rooms, they will use their resourcefulness and own crafting skills to create rooms that fit each girl's personality, using their favorite colors and themes. Their plan is to create a space that the girls will love to spend time in, playing in and hanging out with their friends!

    After the big reveal, "Before" and "After" photos and/or video will be available to showcase the girl's room make-over, the volunteers work and the surprised reactions of Destiny & Oreana!

    Boehmer- a Design and Staging Specialist received her Home Staging Certification from HSR (Home Staging Resource). Boehmer also received her B.A. from Baker College and has held a Real Estate License in the state of Michigan. Boehmer is an active volunteer serving as a Board Member for her Southdale Neighborhood Association and is also a mentor and "Big Sister" for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

    Home Matters Home Staging and Redesign was founded by Linda Barnett in early 2004 and today operates one of the largest and fastest growing Home Staging companies in Indiana having serviced over 1,200 clients with 5 design/staging specialist. Home Matters has received media coverage from television segments as well as many newspapers and magazines articles. Linda and her team's extensive body of work earned her nominations for the 2007, 2009 and 2011 Professional Stager of the Year Award from the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and have been named "Best in Class" Home Staging & Redesign Company by the F.C. Tucker Real Estate Company for 2008, 2009 & 2010. Home Matters also enjoys the highest customer satisfaction ranking among all Indiana staging companies by Angie's List and was awarded the 2010 Angie's List Super Service Award, which is a national award.

    For more information, news coverage interest, or to volunteer or donate to this project, contact Karissa Boehmer at (317) 417-5974 or (317) 209-9801 or email at karissa ( @ ) homemattersllc dot com

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