The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Public Architecture have partnered to support pro bono service for nonprofits seeking interior design expertise.
Through the new relationship, ASID and Public Architecture will encourage ASID members to pledge to The 1%, a program that challenges architecture and design firms to commit a minimum of 1% of their time to pro bono service and connects them with nonprofits seeking design services.
ASID’s partnership means a commitment to advancing the profession and communicating the impact of interior design to enhance the human experience. The 1%’s firms, which include ASID members, on average contribute $9 million in pro bono services annually. This new partnership is aimed at providing members with the resources, opportunities and support needed to increase service.
“From designing livable homes for veterans, to creating warm and welcoming environments for children’s hospitals, each day we hear about the many inspiring service projects our members are working on in their communities,” said ASID national president Barbara Marini, FASID, IDEC. “Through our official partnership with The 1% program, we aim to recognize this work while also making it easier for any member who wants to get involved in pro bono projects.”
Shaw Contract Group is also a proud supporter of The 1%, donating 1 percent of sales of our Homage collection and most recently ‘fighting the good fight’ by donating $1 on behalf of every visitor to our booth at Greenbuild.
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Shaw Contract Group isn’t the only one with big things planned for NeoCon 2012. During NeoCon this year (June 11-13), The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) plans to give back, with TOMS Shoes as their inspiration. Using TOMS “One for One” idea, ASID plans to style 200 pairs of shoes in the three days of NeoCon with their Style Your Sole party. ASID will donate each pair styled to Samaritan’s Feet, an organization that provides shoes to children in need.
ASID will raise money with a silent auction featuring exclusively designed shoes by renowned artists and designers including:
The auction will take place on Tuesday, June 12th at 4pm. Proceeds to benefit Samaritan’s Feet. Stop by the ASID booth, 7-1086, to style a shoe and help the cause. Check ASID’s website for dates and times of the styling sessions.
Stop by Shaw Contract Group’s booth (10-167) before or after and join us for cocktail hour, Monday & Tuesday from 3-5 p.m.