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San Bernardino County Art Colleges Support Local Nonprofits Through 24hr Design for Good Challenge

 

   (March 2, 2016) Moreno Valley, CA – Design students from Cal State University San Bernardino, University of Redlands, Chaffey College and Art Institute Inland Empire will donate over $20,000 in pro bono services to elevate nonprofit in the DESIGN FOR GOOD 24hr Design Challenge.  The event is hosted by the Visual Arts Program at Cal State San Bernardino and will run from 9am on Saturday, April 16th until 9am on Sunday April 17th.  The designers’ final work will be unveiled during a Reveal Event in early May.

   DESIGN FOR GOOD expands the capacity of nonprofit organizations in San Bernardino county by elevating their brand and Causes, thus increasing their impact.  The agencies selected include: The Orenda Foundation, providing support services for veterans; Family Assistance Program of Victorville, with programs for children and families; Women of Nobel Character, offering faith-based programs that build esteem among women and girls; and High Desert Homeless Shelters, one of the few family-oriented housing shelters in southern California. 

   DESIGN FOR GOOD is a national program of the AIGA (aiga.org), a design guild seeking to serve as a catalyst for design-driven social change.  In addition to support from Los Angeles and Orange County AIGA chapters, partners include Arts Council of San Bernardino, Academy for Grassroots Organizations and Taproot Foundation, a pro bono service advocate in Los Angeles.  Plans are currently underway to host a similar DESIGN FOR GOOD 24hr Challenge to support Riverside County nonprofits in Fall 2016.  

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