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The 5th Annual UTW Day

June 10, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

 

 

UTW Day is celebrated annually in countries around the globe, introducing individuals and groups who take positive action in their communities, spreading awareness and inspiring others to join.

The 5th annual UTW Day will take place on Saturday, June 2017. Here in L.A., we are going to give a make-over to a sober living house called 2nd Chance For Sobriety. At any given time, seventy men ages 20 to 60 live at 2nd Chance for up to a year, many of them by court order.

Darrel, a young homeless man whom we have supported for a couple of years is one of them. When AMD director and UTW Day producer Maike went to visit him at 2nd Chance, all she could think of was how sad and depressing the place looked, and she wondered how anybody could possibly get sober in such an environment.

Working in set decoration on tv shows and feature films, Maike knew how easy one can make a space look completely different. She decided to reach out to her friend, production designer Denise Pizzini, who immediately loved the idea. Together they went to visit the rehab to figure out what could be done with little money in just one day. Denise created an amazing mood board, visualizing the beautification of three areas – the Visitation Room, the Dining Area and the Back Yard.

What a difference just painting walls can make. Add a few new pieces of furniture and art, shelving for books and board games, plus an edible garden in the backyard, and all of a sudden a sad place will become warm and welcoming.

The AMD team is very excited about this project and we can’t wait to get started!

Details

Date:
June 10, 2017
Time:
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Venue

2nd Chance For Sobriety
South Western Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90047 United States

Organizer

A Million Drops
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