We are SO excited to announce the winners of our Twinkle Town Parade of Trees contest! Voting began the night of our Twinkle Town reveal on November 9th and ended December 18th. Out of the 12 participating trees, the top three winners will be receiving $5000, $2500, and $1000 respectively to benefit a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization they have chosen. Our three winners are as follows:
1. Rustic Lodge by DK Williams
Charity of choice: Enjoy Detroit
Enjoy Detroit is a non-profit organization that offers mentorship and volunteer opportunities for at risk youth and adults to give them the opportunity to change their lives. Through community events, programs, conversations and feeding of the homeless, Enjoy Detroit seeks out activities to keep the youth of Detroit out of detention and involve them in making a difference. Their mission is to S.E.R.V.E.:
SERVICE – Enjoy Detroit believes that you are never too rich to give back.
EDUCATE – Enjoy Detroit is dedicated to building future leaders through education, mentorship and empowerment .
REVITALIZE – All parts of Detroit should be enjoyable.
VICTORY – Enjoy Detroit believes in an environment of inclusion; EVERYONE IS A WINNER!
ELEVATION – Enjoy Detroit sets no limitations on the growth of our city or the people within our community.
2. Classic Traditional by Kimberly Barodte
Charity of choice: Toys For Tots
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
3. Elegant by Lisa Awan & Tamara Acho
Charity of choice: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.
St. Jude’s is dedicated to providing the best care for patients and research that leads to cures. To do that, they need to continue to be at the cutting edge of the latest medicine and research in fighting catastrophic pediatric diseases such as cancer and sickle cell, all while freeing families from the biggest burden in getting life-saving healthcare: the cost.
Thank you to all of the designers and influencers who participated in this year’s tree decorating competition! It was a treat having so many beautifully designed trees completely decked-out during the holiday season for staff and customers to enjoy.
To view all of this year’s entry click here.