Inspired by Kate‘s work with Alma House and Erika’s efforts with Room Service Atlanta, I decided to see what philanthropic work I could do in the Bay Area related to my love of interior design. Thanks to my friend Kelly, I was able to connect with Philanthropy By Design…..
Throughout the year, Philanthropy By Design (PBD) collaborates with local non-profits to create inspiring spaces. Once a non-profit has been selected, PBD solicits volunteers who manage the redesign process; including interior design, space planning and product procurement. The PBD team meets with agency staff, and in some cases with their clients, to identify design solutions that will best realize and enhance the agency’s mission. On a pro bono basis, the team designs inspiring spaces to meet the unique needs of each non-profit.
I have submitted my paperwork and am awaiting my first assignment. I am beyond excited to volunteer with PBD and hope that other Bay Area design professionals will follow! Giving back never felt so good ….or looked so stylish!
Are there any design related organizations that you donate your time, funds or talents to? If so, list them in the comments section!