~Who we are~
Enchanted Makeovers has been empowering women and children living in shelters since 2007. We are a national 501(c) 3 charitable non-profit organization based out of Taylor, MI. Our mission is to create environments for women and children living in shelters that educate, empower and open a path for creativity and self-expression.
~Who we serve~
Women, children and female veterans. Many are battling homelessness, sex trafficking, post-traumatic stress disorder and domestic violence.
“The Sacred Sewing Room program was inspired by my mother’s story. Even though money was very tight, my mother made sure our family never went without by making so many things for her children by hand. I didn’t learn until I was older that my mother was battling depression at the time. I really understood the power of creativity and sewing when my mother said to me, ‘A sewing machine saved my life.’ I knew I had to share the power of sewing with women living in the shelters we are transforming.”
Terry Grahl, Enchanted Makeovers Founder & CEO
This Enchanted Makeovers’ program does not just set-up sewing rooms full of fabric, patterns and machines. This program shares the life skill of sewing that also serves as an important coping skill. On an on-going basis, Enchanted Makeovers’ volunteer sewing instructors hold classes in the “Sacred Sewing Room”. As a result, the woman are empowered with new skills that will enable them to sew for their families and can open doors to securing employment or earning money by selling their hand-made treasures. Phase 2 of this program is currently being developed in conjunction with the Business and Fashion Departments of Centenary College in New Jersey.