Community donations and a generous grant from the United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation have made it possible for Let's PLANet Giving, Inc. (LPG) to launch our latest project: A to Z Dream Rooms.
In honor of Alex Sabados and Zach Dunkleberger, two local teenage boys who where taken from us far too early by childhood cancer, LPG will be providing functional and uplifting bedroom makeovers for five local childhood cancer patients over the next three years.
One of our organization’s top priorities is to alleviate the physical, emotional, and financial hardships faced by families living with a devastating childhood cancer diagnosis. Often these children are confined to their bedrooms, isolated and with profuse medical needs. Our A to Z Dream Rooms project will bring teams of creative volunteers together to provide local children fighting cancer a comfortable and cheerful haven while they recuperate at home between hospital stays. Recipients will receive bedroom makeovers lovingly tailored to their hobbies, interests, favorite colors and characters along with furniture and accessories to make them as comfortable as possible.
Who is eligible for a dream bedroom makeover?
Children or young adults who reside in Northern Colorado and have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer.
Nominations will be open to all pediatric cancer patients regardless of age, race, sex, social or economic class.
The size and/or income of a family plays no part in determining a nominee’s eligibility.
*Siblings of recipients, who experience a range of emotions including fear, anger, jealousy, hopelessness and sadness may also receive a “mini” room makeover.
How do I nominate a child?
Complete the nomination form on this website (A to Z DREAM HOMES: Bedroom Makeover Nomination Form) or contact an LPG representative by email: to request a nomination form. Completed forms may also be mailed to: 606 Evergreen Ave., Berthoud, CO 80513 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone may submit a nomination, but the child's family must be aware of and agree to the nomination.
Twice a year (January and June) Let's PLANet Giving's Board of Directors will review all nominations and select one lucky recipient for a bedroom makeover. Recipients and their families will be interviewed so that their new spaces can be customized to their preferences, wishes and medical needs.
What will a room makeover include?
Room makeovers will include painting walls with bright, cheerful colors and decorations tailored to the recipient's age and interests; construction of bedroom furniture adapted to the recipients unique medical needs and physical limitations; replacement of flooring if current material poses a health or safety risk; gaming/television consoles for entertainment; and coordinating bedding, window coverings, and wall decorations.