Isaiah House , a shelter and food pantry in East Orange, has seven common spaces that are shared and used by its residents, including moms and babies, families, young adults and those living with HIV/AIDS . They are sad, depressing spaces that are not usable, uplifting or inspirational in any way. 

The objective of the Happy Spaces Project is to 1) raise funds and secure sponsorships to fund the room redesigns and 2) recruit local interior designers/architects, assign them a space and provide them with a budget, so that they can help liven up these spaces with new furniture, paint, and accessories. 

We aim for the designers to complete the spaces by the first week of June and to have a "reveal" party that will include Isaiah House residents, members of the press, the designers involved and the Happy Spaces Gold and Platinum Sponsors. Anyone is able and invited to donate to the project design fund, but premier sponsors will receive special benefits and media opportunities in recognition of their support.

Premier Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome any and all donations, as the budget will determine what we are able to do within the spaces. To recognize larger donations, we have developed a two-tiered sponsorship program that will provide more benefits to those would like to donate larger amounts.  Please see below: 


Gold - $1000-$2000
- Invite to the Reveal party on 6/9 (press event)
- Happy Spaces Sponsor Gold Logo for website and other marketing materials
- Featured as a Gold Sponsor in all press and social media throughout and after the project is completed
- 100% tax writeoff 

Platinum - $2000 and up
- Invite to the Reveal party on 6/9 (press event)
- Happy Spaces Sponsor Platinum Logo for website and other marketing materials
- Featured as a Platinum Sponsor in all press and social media throughout and after the project is completed
- Custom Happy Spaces photo book
- Custom plaque with your name as a the "room sponsor" to be placed in one of the Isaiah House Happy Spaces, along with the participating Designer(s)
- 100% tax writeoff 

 

Designers/Architects Information

Please contact Kristen Beveridge at kristen@kabworks.com for more information and to sign up to participate.

- Each designer and or team of designers (yes, you can team up) will be given a budget and assigned a space at Isaiah House

- You will have access to that space to measure and photograph, and to work on the space for the entire month of May at your convenience. You may paint, use wall decals, rugs, pillows, tables etc. We also have project managers who have volunteered to help out. You may bring in your own contractors, painters etc. 

 

  • Community Room - main level/workshop/meetings/cafeteria - half the room can be more of a lounge side for discussions/reading etc

  • Boys lounge 2nd floor - really big room (should have a design team). May need some activity areas like ping pong table and more seating
  • Boys computer lab 2nd floor - 3 computers along one wall desk but could turn into a nice work space with a large library work table

  • Hallway - sitting area 3rd floor

  • Hallway - sitting area on 4th floor

  • Creche - mom/baby loung room - 4th floor

  • Conference room - break room for staff


 
Happy Spaces Project Schedule
4/15 - Designers/teams lined up and spaces assigned
4/30 - Funding complete and budgets assigned
5/1 - 5/30 - Room renovations
6/1 - Rooms complete
6/9 - Reveal party at Isaiah House for the press, designers, Gold/Platinum sponsors and the Isaiah House residents. 

All donations are 100% tax deductible. Isaiah House maintains 5013C status.

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