Design a Tote Bag, Win a Competition, Make a Difference

What are you guys up to this weekend?? How about entering the Designs for Development competition??

I’m so excited to highlight on Design Palate today an opportunity for creatives out there to unleash your artistic energy on the design of an eco-friendly tote bag for Roots. Roots of Development is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC whose mission is to foster sustainable development by empowering communities to come together, make collaborative decisions, take ownership, and be transparent. Roots has facilitated access to clean drinking water, basic health care, and infrastructure like housing, roads, and electricity for countries in great need of these basic resources, such as Haiti.

Here’s a little excerpt of the Root’s Philosophy:
“The communities we work with have many dreams. They also have the drive and determination to realize them. What they do not have are the basic resources to build a foundation for growth. By providing them access to these resources, communities will be closer to achieving their goals and realizing their dreams. Whether in Haiti, the United States, or any other country, people deserve these basic resources, not as a privilege, but as a right.”

Enter the Designs for Development competition and have the potential to win BIG — in heart, mind, and wallet. Winning entries can receive up to $1000! So what have you got to lose? It’s a triple win all around.

Have fun!

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