Furniture manufacturer Gunlocke hosted once again its annual Office Needs for Good Deeds competition, awarding the $75,000 Grand Prize office makeover to a non-profit in need of a design upgrade. Crisis Nursury, an Urbana, Ill-based organization that helps to prevent child abuse by providing emergency intervention and support services to families in crisis, was named as the 2011 winner.
Crisis Nursery was chosen from a total of 116 non-profits that submitted pictures of their offices and a description of how an office makeover would enhance their capability to serve their respective communities. Entrants were judged on their devotion to execute the non-profit’s mission, their positive influence on the communitym and the need for a more efficient workspace.
Gunlocke provided Crisis Nursery with products from its Silea™ casegood line, which features technology intergration capabilities, wire management, and storage solutions in a simple, aesthetic, and functional design. Other products from competition sponsors used in the redesign include Johnsonite Space™ modular resilient flooring and wall base, Luxo Terea™ task lighting and Loft™ uplighting, and Pratt & Lambert Accolade® acrylic latex interior coatings.
Stephanie Record, executive director of Crisis Nursery, says in a statement, “Since all of our funding goes to support children and families, our mismatched furniture of desks, chairs, tables and filing cabinets were not items that we could afford to replace. The makeover has been a tremendous morale booster for staff members who have become accustomed to working in less than ideal conditions, and it has enhanced the professionalism of the office space for donors who enter our doors on a daily basis to support our mission."