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Donate $10 For a Chance to Win a Chair, a Palm Springs Stay, and more in Our Design For Progress Fundraiser

The day after the election of our current president in 2016, we woke up, as so many did, with a heavy heart and an urge to do something. And so we launched Design for Progress, a call to action for the design community to support progressive causes and vulnerable groups in need, through which we raised more than $75,000 for various non-profits. Then along came 2020, which brought us a global pandemic, a Black Lives Matter uprising, continued mistreatment of immigrants in the U.S., widespread attempts at voter suppression, and enough weather-related crises to redouble our commitment to the fight against climate change.

And so this week, while we take a much-needed summer break from publishing stories, we’re harnessing the power of our platform on Instagram for a summer 2020 Design for Progress fundraiser for five different organizations doing work in some of those areas, which will take the form of a series of five raffles. Now through August 31, each $10 donation you make buys you one “ticket” to win either a floor lamp donated by FLOS USA, a chair donated by Hay, a floor lamp donated by Lightology, a table lamp donated by ANDlight, or a two-night stay at the stunning mid-century Desert Wave house in Palm Springs. You can donate as much as you want, as many times as you want, for as many items as you want. The only limitations are that your delivery address must be in the U.S., and you must make the donation between now and August 31. You can find all the prizes and instructions either below, or posted on our Instagram each day this week.

Thanks in advance for helping us effect change during difficult times, and thanks to each of our five donors for making this fundraiser possible! Our regular content will return next Monday, August 31.
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Monday: Toio Lamp from FLOS USA

A Limited-Edition Toio Lamp by Achille Castiglioni for FLOS, value $1,850
$10 per raffle ticket, donated to your local food bank, which you can locate via this link*
*Please donate directly to your local food bank rather than to Feeding America

“In addition to the widespread deaths and illnesses directly attributable to the coronavirus, the COVID-19 pandemic is having deep economic impacts that have spurred growing levels of food insecurity. Recent data from the Census Bureau indicates that 45% of adults reported their households did not always have enough of the type of food wanted during the week ending July 21. More than one in ten (12%) reported sometimes or often not having enough food to eat, and this rate rose to 21% among households earning less than $50,000 per year.” (Source)

TO ENTER TO WIN THIS ITEM:
1. Donate $10 per raffle ticket to your local food bank
—Donations must be made between now and August 31. Each $10 you donate is a separate entry, so a $40 donation gets you 4 entries, etc.
2. Screenshot your donation receipt and email it to designforprogress20@gmail.com by Sept. 1
—The subject line of your email should be “Flos — [your donation amount]”
3. Follow @flos_northamerica on Instagram
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Tuesday: Bernard Chair from Hay

A Bernard Chair by Shane Schneck for Hay (all green or oak + white canvas), value $1,095-1,395
$10 per raffle ticket, donated to Spread the Vote

“At Spread The Vote, we help members of our communities empower themselves to be heard at the polls: with IDs, registration, education, and turnout. We help our clients get IDs virtually, make voter guides for first-time voters, and find the safest methods to get voters to the polls. Spread The Vote and Vote.org are also working with jails across the country to help eligible inmates vote by mail.”

TO ENTER TO WIN THIS ITEM:
1. Donate $10 per raffle ticket to Spread the Vote
—Donations must be made between now and August 31. Each $10 you donate is a separate entry, so a $40 donation gets you 4 entries, etc.
2. Screenshot your donation receipt and email it to designforprogress20@gmail.com by Sept. 1
—The subject line of your email should be “Hay — [your donation amount]”
3. Follow @haydesign on Instagram
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Wednesday: Bellevue Lamp from Lightology

A black and steel &Tradition Bellevue Lamp from Lightology, retail value $735
$10 per raffle ticket, donated to Todos Together

“Brooklyn Defender Services provides free legal assistance to immigrants in and out of immigrant detention who cannot afford an attorney. The Todos Together Fund will provide immigrants who are facing extreme hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic with gift cards for groceries, household, hygiene, and toiletry needs as well as essential baby supplies. It will also help our immigrant community with their utility bills, remote learning needs, and medication costs. For those that are still in ICE jails, Todos Together money will contribute to their commissary accounts allowing them to purchase soap, toilet paper, phone calls to their families, and food. The majority of your support will go directly to the immigrants we serve. The rest will allow us to keep fighting so that all immigrants can have access to an attorney and due process in their fight to stay home.”

TO ENTER TO WIN THIS ITEM:
1. Donate $10 per raffle ticket to Todos Together
—Donations must be made between now and August 31. Each $10 you donate is a separate entry, so a $40 donation gets you 4 entries, etc.
2. Screenshot your donation receipt and email it to designforprogress20@gmail.com by Sept. 1
—The subject line of your email should be “Lightology — [your donation amount]”
3. Follow @lightology on Instagram
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Thursday: Pivot Lamp from ANDlight

A rust-colored Pivot table lamp from ANDlight, value $745
$10 per raffle ticket, donated to The Solutions Project

“The climate crisis is the epic challenge of our lives. We amplify the ideas and energy of the people working at the front lines. Community leaders solving climate problems need support. That’s where we come in. We back them with grants, amp up their media capacity, and hook them up with influential people. Since 2014, we’ve worked hard to turn the vision of 100% clean energy into our new reality. With the launch of the 100% Campaign, we set out to shift the culture, creating affordable clean-energy solutions. With our grantmaking, we promised to support and lift up frontline organizations already out there creating solutions.”

TO ENTER TO WIN THIS ITEM:
1. Donate $10 per raffle ticket to Solutions Project
—Donations must be made between now and August 31. Each $10 you donate is a separate entry, so a $40 donation gets you 4 entries, etc.
2. Screenshot your donation receipt and email it to designforprogress20@gmail.com by Sept. 1
—The subject line of your email should be “Andlight — [your donation amount]”
3. Follow @and_light on Instagram
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Friday: Stay at the Desert Wave

A two-night stay at the Desert Wave in Palm Springs*, value $1,090
$10 per raffle ticket, donated to The Sentencing Project

“Founded in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration. As a result of The Sentencing Project’s 34 years of research, publications, and advocacy, many people know that this country is the world’s leader in incarceration; that racial disparities pervade the criminal justice system; that over six million Americans can’t vote because of felony convictions; and that thousands of women and children have lost food stamps and cash assistance as the result of convictions for drug offenses.”

*Stay must take place before March 1, 2021. Blackout dates include Nov. 26 to 29 and Dec. 30 to Jan 2

TO ENTER TO WIN THIS ITEM:
1. Donate $10 per raffle ticket to Sentencing Project
—Donations must be made between now and August 31. Each $10 you donate is a separate entry, so a $40 donation gets you 4 entries, etc.
2. Screenshot your donation receipt and email it to designforprogress20@gmail.com by Sept. 1
—The subject line of your email should be “Desert — [your donation amount]”
3. Follow @thedesertwave on Instagram