Announcing our newest Charity Partner: Designs for Dignity
Renovation Angel is proud to announce our partnership with Designs for Dignity (D4D). The Chicago-based organization provides pro bono design expertise and materials to qualifying nonprofits. The result is the renovation and modernization of their key program and treatment spaces, a change that helps those nonprofits better serve their immediate populations.
Renovation Angel, based in Fairfield, NJ, provides a way for homeowners to donate luxury kitchen, bath and furnishings to them, while benefiting from a tax credit. D4D will now funnel these same excess items from donations to Renovation Angel to recycle and resell, with D4D receiving a percentage of the resale.
“Designs for Dignity is honored to be chosen by Renovation Angel as a charity partner,” states Jennifer Sobecki, CEO, Designs for Dignity. “The act of recycling is a win-win for both organizations — we maintain our sustainability goals by redeploying amazing kitchens, lighting and other residential items to Renovation Angel, all while supporting our organization, as well.”
“This program will directly help our donors by giving them an outlet to recycle luxury items from remodeling projects and benefit from a tax donation. With the tremendous, continued support we receive from the design industry, we look forward to the growth of this partnership and increasing D4D’s ability to assist more nonprofits.”
Since 2000, D4D has worked with Chicago’s design community and all of its resources to work with approximately 15 nonprofits each year, which has totaled more than 200 organizations. Over that time, D4D has impacted the lives of more than 604,000 individuals, provided more than 17,000 hours of service and donated more than $7.7 million in design services and material donations to projects across the Midwest.
Empowering Lives Through Design
Designs for Dignity was founded on the belief that every individual should have access to environments that support the wellness of the human spirit. Design is a transformational force in human life. Our physical surroundings directly impact how we feel, react, aspire, and engage. Spaces of hope, dignity, and comfort are foundations for nurturing the growth and success of every human being.
“We originally formed the idea of Renovation Angel during a trip to Chicago when meeting with D4D founder Susan Fredman,” states Steve Feldman, President and Co-Founder of Renovation Angel, “So, it’s fitting to be coming full circle to partner with Designs for Dignity and help them to continue their mission of transforming nonprofit environments so those organizations can better help individuals they serve.”
For more information about Designs for Dignity, visit www.designsfordignity.org