Our work in action...

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May 23, 2022

Chapelboro features ECHHS student Carl Sjoelin and his team's renovation of the school's teachers' lounge on the heels of transforming the school counselor's office into “The Mental Peace Zone". 

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January 15, 2020

Ali Evans interviews Lotta about the history of A Lotta Love in Chapel Hill and discusses plans for growth in the coming year. 

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August 2, 2019

Senior Editor Hadley Kelly of House Beautiful writes about the reality shelter residents face, and the efforts by A Lotta Love to bring comfort and hope to everyone there.  The article also discusses the work of designer Heather Garrett to bring visibility to shelters and her great efforts to support A Lotta Love.  

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March, 2021

Joanna Heims interviews Lotta for their Remarkable Woman award for 2021.  Lotta was one of four finalists (an outstanding group of women making a difference in Central NC), among hundreds of entries.

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November 16, 2019

Lotta accepted the Outstanding Partnership Award on behalf of all our volunteers at this year's Families Moving Forward Chef's for a Change Gala in Durham, NC.  With over 50 rooms donated in 4 years, including complete lounge and kitchen renovations, we have hundreds of families in need of a home away from home.  It's been a true pleasure and honor!

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December 5, 2017

Lotta Sjoeldin discusses the refurbishment project at Wrenn House with Walter Magazine.  Thanks to $30,000 in grant funding from the Women's Giving Network of Wake County and countless hours & materials donated by volunteers and contractors, the project went on to spur action in shelters through Raleigh, Durham, Wake, Orange, and Mecklenburg counties. 

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September 23, 2020

The Key Volunteer of the Year program recognizes the best of volunteerism in the Greater Triangle, presented by the Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center.  The 2020 award honors A Lotta Love's service at Families Moving Forward.  Between 2015-2019, A Lotta Love contributed $70,000 and all necessary volunteers from more than 25 local businesses & organizations to remake 62 guest rooms and a large family room, as well as a massive renovation of the programming kitchen.  

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November 16, 2019

Our shelter-partner Raleigh Rescue Mission gets a 'Design for a Difference' makeover.  As part of the International Guild’s Designer Program, Design For A Difference pulls together locally owned and operated showrooms to make great design available to all.  Led by Betty Eatman Nelson of Eatman's Carpets & Interiors, advised by A Lotta Love on shelter renovations, 45 designers from across the Triangle renovated the entire children's wing at RRM, including a mural designed & painted by A Lotta Love volunteers Vicky Barone and Loren Pease.