As the New Year begins, hold your brush, choose your palette, and begin to paint your blank canvas. Every time we enter into a space, another canvas unfolds before our eyes. We are the designers of the future. With it comes responsibility to our community to better it not only aesthetically, but also to make it functional.
As students, it is exciting to get started on transforming a transitional housing unit at Jenesse Center, a domestic violence intervention program. We are going full-force ahead for the next seven weekends to work on everything from flooring, paint, hardware, furniture, rugs, accessories, to lighting. This Saturday, January 17, 2015 will be time to prep and demo this 3-bedroom unit; roll up your sleeves and come help out! To participate and volunteer your time to our 2015 Community Service Project, either this weekend or an upcoming weekend, please email Tori Hettinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another way to make a difference and support the Community Service Project is by purchasing our new ASID UCLA Extension canvas totes! With a successful membership drive completed, you may notice many members carrying their school supplies with the latest totes. Have you taken a look yet? Head over to our online storenow so you can sport your very own tote in no time – including picking yours up TODAY (Thursday, January 15th) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 1010 Westwood! With every tote sale, we hope to receive donations to enhance our Community Service Project with Jenesse Center, so that the victims of domestic abuse can have a welcoming place to call their home.
If you haven’t already figured it out, our mystery ‘Save the Date’ was for The Sofa Company! This educational event will be held in the Santa Monica showroom on Friday, January 30th from 6-8 p.m. and will encompass everything from learning about custom furniture to the launch of their new throw pillow line, and plenty of fun giveaways. RSVP here.
Between school, Jenesse Center, totes, and events – we look forward to seeing each and every one of you this month. It is jam-packed and we are ready to take action!
President, ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter Board