Clarkston nonprofit designs dream room for Detroit teen

A Space 2 Dream (AS2D), a Clarkston-based nonprofit that benefits local
children and teens has redesigned the bedroom shared by a 13-year-old
girl and her younger sisters. The girls’ room received a pop star-themed
makeover after AS2D learned of Brianna’s post-traumatic depression.

Tricia Delude, founder of AS2D, said that upon hearing Brianna’s story,
she knew the organization had found their next deserving recipient. In
the past, the all-volunteer group has surprised other kids with
specially decorated rooms ranging in themes from sports to jungle to
haute couture.

AS2D accepts nominations through its website, www.aspace2dream.org.
After a nominee is accepted, a meeting is scheduled with parents or
guardians to help the group understand each unique story behind the
child and bedroom in need of a loving surprise. The organization surveys
the space to learn about the child’s or teen’s interests and
aspirations before setting out to create the perfect space to dream,
create, be inspired or just to feel special.

To date, AS2D has revealed four surprise room makeovers to Michigan
families and with each room,

Delude explains that “in addition to décor, we’ll also provide
essentials like beds and mattresses to ensure safety, comfort and a good
night’s sleep.”

AS2D accepts individual or corporate donations of time, money and used
furniture to help fulfill its mission. The organization holds numerous
fundraisers throughout the year, including an upcoming back-to-school
children’s fashion show and dessert event aptly titled, “Fashionably
Sweet.” Set to take place August 24th at 6:30pm in Clarkston, the show
will feature some of its previous room recipients as models. Tickets
are $20. For more information, visit www.aspace2dream.org.