Design for Good San Bernardino County 2017 is a wrap! More than thirty graphic design students crammed into computer labs this weekend at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire working twenty-four hours straight to re-brand five worthy San Bernardino County nonprofits. The DESIGN FOR GOOD marathon is the vision of Arts4Good, which aims to provide over $100,000 in pro bono marketing assistance to those local nonprofits fighting poverty, providing food and shelter for the homeless, working with foster youth, as well as to end human trafficking and social injustice. The designers’ final work will be unveiled to their respective agencies during a Design Reveal Event on Monday April 24th from 7:00-8:30pm at The Headquarters Coworking Hub, 320 North E. Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401. The event is free and open to the public.
The five nonprofits receiving makeovers are A Core Solution, providing families with utility assistance, financial literacy, and life coaching in the High Desert; CASA of San Bernardino connecting foster youth with advocates to help them maneuver the court system as well as life; Reach Out, an Upland-based nonprofit with successful programs that support stronger families and awareness of health careers; Santa Claus, Inc. provides clothing and services that empower San Bernardino county families during Christmas time and throughout the year; Desert Manna of Barstow, which runs a homeless shelter and food pantry in the High Desert. Each group will receive design collateral to jump start efforts attracting new donors, volunteers and media attention to generate greater impact within their communities.
Pro bono design assistance came from students attending stellar design programs at Cal State San Bernardino and The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire campuses. Personalized Certificates of Appreciation will be presented to them provided by San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood’s office. The Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties gave generous financial support to keep participants fed throughout the 24hrs.