I have the honor and pleasure to be associated with Carpets & Floors, Inc. located in Monterey, California and through it Design for a Difference. They are working together to bring together the Monterey Peninsula design community to work on projects benefiting non-profits in the area. The Monterey Peninsula design community is possessed of a wealth of talent. Rarely is it possible to bring that talent to bear on projects that can make a real difference in the lives of people who otherwise could not afford their services. To be a part of such a project is remarkably uplifting.
The project we have chosen for 2015 is the lobby of the YWCA of Monterey County which serves women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. Right now the lobby feels more like the entry to a detention center than the lobby to a place of hope and safety. As is typical with most non-profits, their sources of funding are delegated to programs -- to counselors and legal advisors. There is no money for creating a beautiful, serene, environment. That is why we can make a big difference. That is why Carpets & Floors and our lead designer Michelle Pheasant Angelo are doing this project. We cannot do it alone. We are asking members of the larger Monterey Peninsula design community to join us in the endeavor. And, we are asking any of you who can help to join us too.
We are raising money for furniture and lighting which we have not been able to get donated so far. We believe we can get some of the labor donated, but may need more help hanging wallpaper, painting and removing molding. We would love to get a Play Station for the children donated as well as a simple source of music for the lobby.
If you can donate money or time we and the YWCA will be most grateful. You will be recognized for your charitable giving, we promise.
Many thanks for your interest.
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