kids-in-distress-web.jpgWILTON MANORS — The Designing Spaces television crew returned to Kids In Distress (KID) of Broward and Palm Beach counties during the holiday season to transform the activity center they originally designed into a magical Christmas wonderland, complete with a 12-foot lavishly decorated Christmas tree, snowflake wallpaper and portraits of snowmen and Santa Claus.

In addition, Designing Spaces donated $1,000 in toys and games to the children. The event was filmed as part of a holiday themed segment that will air on Designing Spaces on the Lifetime network Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 a.m.

It was a return of sorts: Last summer, some of the Designing Spaces home remodeling, decorating and design team visited KID to film the television special Kids Spaces of Hope – A Labor of Love Makeover. As part of the show, the team created a new activity space filled with books, games and a snack station on the KID campus.

The goal was to create a beautifully designed, safe, warm and educational environment for the children and to help foster their love of learning.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to revisit the kids and staff at Kids In Distress.  Seeing those smiles all over again after our makeover warms the heart,” said Carl Smith, director of the Labor of Love special.  “It’s good to know that the space we made over is being used in a positive way.” 

Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach Counties is a licensed nationally accredited agency working for prevention of child abuse, preservation of the family, and care and treatment of abused and neglected children, which partners with corporations, organizations, municipalities and schools.