It is with joy that my dream is coming true of building together our IAHSP Foundation. It is through our IAHSP Foundation that we will provide vision, service, scholarships, community service, and carry out our mission of changing the lives of people around the world through the world of Home Staging.
A key commitment of the IAHSP Foundation is to host the Worldwide Staging Community Service Week once a year.
Members of all of our IAHSP Chapters worldwide stop during this week their regular Staging work and businesses to work together in their own communities to help a community organization by giving freely of their time, service, and talent for a Staging project. This is given from the heart as a way of giving back and saying thank you for your faith in ASP/ASPMs everywhere and to return to the community added service and value where we live and work in our communities around the world. As Accredited Staging Professionals and Accredited Staging Professional Masters and Members of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals we believe in our communities and strive to bring our best to all those we serve throughout the year. On this IAHSP Community Worldwide Staging Community Service Week® we are honored to stop and show how much we care through this yearly event of giving and sharing where we live and work throughout the year.
Today I want to share a most wonderful story. Just a few weeks ago, the Greater Chicago Greater Chicago Chapter of IAHSP® did an amazing thing.
Here’s the beginning of their press release.
Abracadabra! The Magic of World Wide Staging Service Week® 2014
We watched the magic happen.
We witnessed the exhilaration as they stepped through their front doorway. This was no longer a house. This was a home. This was the magic of World Wide Staging Service Week® (WWSSW®) 2014.
After months of planning, The Greater Chicago IAHSP® Regional Chapter (GCIRC) gathered to complete their annual WWSSW® project. Accredited Staging Professionals® (ASPs®) and Affiliates from all over the Chicago area executed their plans to create a warm, inviting home environment for very deserving Habitat for Humanity recipients, the Evans family.
This family was chosen as the first family to be part of Habitat for Humanity’s Veteran Initiative. The Evans family volunteered over 500 sweat equity hours helping other families build their homes. As a result of their hard work, the Evans family recently moved into their Habitat house.
Please click here to read the entire release.
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Click here to see the wonderful team that made it happen.
Click here to see the family’s reaction and before and after pictures.
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To all of you at the Greater Chicago Chapter of IAHSP®, you make me so very proud and I am so grateful for all your do.
Always working for you,
Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, IAHSP®, AB
The Creator of Home Staging®
Founder and CEO, Stagedhomes.com, Founder and Chairwoman, IAHSP® and the IAHSP® Foundation