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Our work in action...


July 2024

Durham-based photographer Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof featured us on his blog, Shot by JBot.  We were honored by his offer to do a professional shoot of latest whole-house renovation in Henderson and incredibly grateful of the write-up he gave us on his platform.

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June 12, 2023

Community Newspaper Features A Lotta Love

The Heart of Meadowmont & The Oaks community newspaper featured Lotta and her work for 8+ years serving shelters and people experiencing homelessness.


May 23, 2022

East Chapel Hill High Teacher's Lounge Reno 

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". 


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. 


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.  


March 2024

Henderson Project Featured in SL Magazine

The March issue of Southern Living Magazine featured our whole-house renovation of Gang-Free's shelter in Henderson, NC.  National recognition of trauma-informed design is another step in the right direction of shelter care.

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November 29, 2022

 Spoonflower Honors A Lotta Love on Giving Day 

Each year, the textile company Spoonflower donates 10% of it's receipts on Giving Tuesday to one non-profit.  This year's recipient was A Lotta Love!  The $30k donation was in addition to their in-kind donations of comforters, curtains, and many volunteer hours throughout the year.  Learn more about this beautiful collaborative effort.


March, 2021

Remarkable Women -- Lotta Sjoelin Finalist

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.


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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Summer, 2023

National Honors for Lotta Sjoelin by KNOW Women

KNOW Women announced their 2023 class of 40 Over 40 to Know, a national recognition for women "who are dominating in their respective fields and creating life-changing impact throughout their communities".  


May 23, 2022

Lotta Featured in Canvas Rebel Magazine

This in-depth feature not only describes Lotta's work and mission, but allows us to talk about our evolution over the last 6 years.  It's also the first preview of the research soon to be published that proves the measurable difference we make in our shelters.


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.  


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.

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