Paint Out at the Raven + Lily Austin, TX Flagship Store to Benefit Tirzah International

Royal Design Studios Paint Out at the Raven + Lily flagship store to benefit Tirzah International

 
Lifestyle brand and Royal Design Studio Stencil partner Raven + Lily, is opening their NEW Flagship Store in East Austin, TX this April and Royal Design Studio will be adding decorative stenciled treatments throughout.

 

We are seeking 4-6 experienced decorative artisans to join Melanie Royals on multiple stencil and Modello® Design pattern projects throughout the store and adjoining design offices from March 21-23, 2014. Approximate hours: 9am to 5pm.

 

The Projects Include:

  • Large scale Modello® mural custom designed by Melanie Royals for this project
  • Stenciled concrete showroom floor
  • Multiple wall stencil treatments

Donate to Participate!

To join us for this 3 day creative event, we are asking for a $300 donation to benefit the Ethiopia Entoto Mountain Outreach Program of Tirzah International. This is the same charity that Royal Design Studio donates 20% of their Raven + Lily Collection stencil sales to! Your donation will help to break the cycle of poverty and despair for mothers and their children by providing meaningful training in jewelry making, spinning and weaving.

 

For your 3day Commitment and Donation You Will Get in Return!

  • Your choice of a stencil from the Raven + Lily Stencil Collection
  • A Raven + Lily designer necklace crafted by Ethiopian women who are supported by the Ethiopia Entoto Outreach Program
  • Celebratory Group Dinner hosted by Raven + Lily
  • Image files of the final projects on site
  • A fun team-based painting experience!

Come for Just a Day!!

If you can only spare a day to help stencil, we would still love to have you! We just ask that you make a $100 donation to benefit the Ethiopia Entoto Mountain Outreach Program of Tirzah International. 

 

If you are in the Austin, TX area, or want to travel to work with us, we’d love to hear from you! Please email melanie@royaldesignstudio.com to express your interest and get more information. Space is limited. Sign up today!

 

Royal Design Studios Paint Out at the Raven + Lily flagship store to benefit Tirzah International

 

More About the Entato Mountain Outreach Program

The Entoto Mountain Outreach Program provides jewelry making skills to local women, who craft the Ethiopian Jewelry Collection for Raven + Lily. The program provides them with skills training, income to support their children, and hope! Royal Design Studio’s partnership with Raven + Lily for the Raven + Lily Stencil Collection also supports this program with 20% of our stencil sales.

 

From the Tirzah International Website

The nation of Ethiopia is suffering from extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS. This deadly pandemic has left millions sick, homeless and destitute. Hundreds of patients are taken to Entoto Mountain to be cured by "special waters” or die. The majority of these are women with children. With no way to support themselves or their children, and little to live for, these needy women are without hope.   Tirzah International is joining our local partner to minister to these destitute women and children.  Our outreach ministry to them provides Bible teaching, prayer support, health care and education, school fees and supplies as well as micro-enterprise training and production of unique jewelry, spinning and weaving of cloth. Once too weak and discouraged to get out of bed each morning, these participants have new meaning, purpose and dignity. More than 120 women, with 100 children, are benefiting from this outreach.

The Words of One of the Ethiopian Women, Elsebet, from the Raven + Lily Website

When I came to the program, I was married and pregnant with my son. At the same time my husband found out that he was HIV positive. My son and I were both tested and came out negative. Four years ago, we moved to Entoto for the holy water in hopes that my husband would be healed and we could continue our normal life. After we moved here, he left me for another woman. I started to beg on the streets for money- it was all I could do. I heard about the Saturday education program so I began attending. After coming for a long time, they invited me to be part of the jewelry-making program. I was worried because I have had many bad things happen in my life, but after coming to the program I was happy and got to experience many good things. The women and leaders here at this project are now my family. This program is like a caring mother for me and my son. It has brought me much happiness and has made a new life for me- I have changedNow I no longer live in the streets. I am thankful that my life has become better. It is like night and day.

I would like to say to those who buy our jewelry that you are not just buying jewelry, you are helping to transform our lives.

Even if you can't participate in our Paint Out for the Raven+ Lily flagship store in Austin, there are still ways you can help and even small gifts can make a big difference in the lives of marginalized women!

If you are in the Austin, TX area, or want to travel to work with us, we’d love to hear from you! Please email melanie@royaldesignstudio.com to express your interest and get more information. Space is limited. Sign up today!


1 Comment

Tirzah Pollard
Tirzah Pollard

February 28, 2014

Congrats on your new store! Hope you can get one here in the Midwest someday:) God has blessed you all!
Love in Christ,
Tirzah Pollard

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