Melinda, Mistura's CEO donates a portion of her hours to give back to her surrounding communities with a 501(c)(3) she founded called Blueprints Of Love. A 100% volunteer run organization that designs and constructs healing environments for children with life threatening illnesses.
Blueprints of Love works closely with each family starting with the parents and sometimes their doctors addressing medical needs and important medical design necessities and then with the child to create their ultimate room in their home, whether that is a living room, bedroom or playroom...a place the family can be together. Makeovers take 1-3 days and encompass furniture, finishes, flooring, lighting, paint and new construction to create rooms catered to each child and their needs.
This organization was founded in Boston MA and still runs there although Melinda now resides and runs her business in Chicago IL.