About Design for a Difference
Design for a Difference is the first-ever community driven movement that brings socially-conscious design-driven flooring showrooms together with interior designers and other businesses to makeover much needed spaces at local charities. The movement was started by the International Design Guild membership including local Madison business FLOOR360. The 2015 Charity recipient was the Respite Center at RISE in Madison, WI. The 2016 Charity recipient was The Rainbow Project in Madison, WI. The 2017 Charity recipient was Centro Hispano. In 2018, the design team and over 200 volunteers executed a 12,800 square foot makeover of East Madison Community Center in Madison, WI. Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center received a makeover in 2019. The most recent completed makeover was at Common Threads Family Resource Center in 2022. Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce will receive a free interior makeover next in 2024. Visit the Past Projects page to see the hundreds of volunteers and donors who have donated over $2 million dollars in time, materials and funds.
If you are an interior designer join the Design Team to donate your time, talent and creativity! Click here to donate
…can be involved. Any person, business or organization that has the passion to make a difference including design professionals such as interior designers, architects and design students.
…will benefit: The makeover and publicity generated during the makeover process will benefit the people in need served by the non-profits as well as its staff and volunteers.
- To provide an opportunity for local businesses to be recognized in their communities for their charitable contributions.
- To demonstrate how Design can positively impact living environments.
- To extend goodwill to local charities who give back to our communities.
- To impact our communities by making a Difference in people’s lives
Professional Interior Designers are invited to volunteer their time and talents to collaborate with other designers on the Design Team. It’s the most rewarding thing you will ever do.
Contact Angela Skalitzky, Design for a Difference-Madison Director, with any questions.