After months of fundraising for the Pour Back Fund, we were presented with a stack of awesome design proposals! Almost every submission we reviewed aimed to improve, help, or educate people in the Pacific Northwest, which made us excited to see people from our community designing for good. Overall we were impressed by everyone's ideas and plans, but we can only award 3 projects. It was a tough decision, but here are the finalists for Pour Back 2014:
Sarita Schaffer - Viva Farms, a packaging design kit to spread awareness about organic and local farming incubated by Viva Farms in the PNW.
Noelle Hoffman - Outer Space, a themed coloring book and partnership with 826 to help Seattle children improve their creative and expository writing skills.
Tad Hirsch and UW Team - Pivot, a water-soluble insert hidden in generic sanitary pads that provides assistance information to human trafficking victims in the PNW.
All finalists will present their ideas to a panel of design judges on February 6th, where they will be awarded money for their cause. We wish them the best of luck!
Design for good always.