Staples Girls’ Marvelous Makeover

It was a wild, windy weekend.

But while you and I huddled around cups of cocoa, hoping the power did not go out, 22 Staples High School seniors were not thinking of themselves.

Taylor Burg and Madi Jarvis work their magic.

Taylor Burg and Madi Jarvis work their magic.

The Staples girls — members of Westport’s National Charity League — contributed their time and talents to transform another 12th grader’s bedroom into a personalized refuge.

Olivia Kalentek lives in Beacon Falls. She’s just like the Westporters — except she’s battling lymphoma.

After months of designing, planning, budgeting and fundraising, the NCL group (with help from a few moms) spent all weekend painting, creating and decorating.

Finally, they unveiled their work. They hope that in her new room, Olivia can gain strength, and find happiness.

The NCL seniors chose the room makeover as their Capstone project. They worked through the Art from the Heart program run by Circle of Care — a non-profit that provides emotional and financial support to  Connecticut families of children with cancer.

For 22 Staples seniors — and Olivia — this past weekend was very warm indeed.

The National Charity League gang -- and Olivia Kalentek (front row, 3rd from right) are all smiles.

The National Charity League gang — and Olivia Kalentek (front row, 3rd from right) are all smiles when the work was done.

2 responses to “Staples Girls’ Marvelous Makeover

  1. What a wonderful and caring project!

  2. Great group of girls and moms!!!! xoxo