Oakland-Area Contest To Provide $20,000 To Lucky Local Charity

A lucky Oakland-based charity, yet to be determined, will be receiving a $20,000 interior makeover, thanks to the International Design Guild Designer Program, which is comprised of independently owned design-driven flooring showrooms. Two entities in this alliance, Northern Flooring and Interiors and Style Network guru Mark Brunetz, have partnered up to put on a contest they titled “Design a Difference.”

A Celebration of Service-Driven Designers

The contest was designed “to celebrate interior designers who are willing to give back to their communities.”Any interior design professionals or students in the Oakland area can enter the contest and whoever wins gets to choose a company to receive $20,000.

Local Charities Hit Hard By Recession

To enter the contest, the designers must partner with their chosen charity to come up with a design for the charity’s interior. The hypothesis is that in this economy, local charities are having a hard time just making ends meet, let alone updating and maintaining their operating premises.

Matt Pfeiffer of Northern Flooring explained, “Some charities need a more functional, better and inviting space for the people they help,” however,” sometimes charities cannot afford to keep up their offices and it causes discomfort for visitors and employees alike,” thus providing the basis for this contest. There is no cost to enter the contest and since it’s open for students to enter, it could also provide possible resume and portfolio-building benefits.

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Source:http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/04/14/news/local_news/doc51685cd10c351848589797.txt

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