Design Impacts Lives. The ASID Foundation supports innovative research and education that articulates knowledge and collective intelligences about how interior design impacts behavior. The Foundation actively provides funding to unique initiatives that contribute to its mission and supports the industry that is motivated to build a better world for all.
The ASID Foundation is working to build a stronger, highly-educated, and socially-conscious design community. The Foundation is dedicated to providing the resources and tools necessary to grow the interior design profession through scholarships, research, and education with the support and donations.
Interested in partnering with ASID on a Research Opportunity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Book, Lauren’s Kids’ founder and CEO, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her female nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness, Lauren has worked to turn her horrific personal experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and help other survivors heal.
An official 501(c)(3) since 2007, Lauren’s Kids is based in South Florida and educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and the world. The organization also leads an annual, statewide “Walk in My Shoes” awareness walk across the state of Florida – 1,500 miles from Key West to Tallahassee – and provides more than 9-10 million education and awareness materials statewide through direct mail every year. The foundation has helped advocate for the passage of nearly two dozen laws to support survivors and protect children from predators. The ultimate goal is to prevent sexual abuse through education and awareness, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.
For further information, please contact https://laurenskids.org
JACK THE BIKE MAN
Earn a Bike Project
For adults and children. The program provides a pathway to exchange work for a bicycle. We receive referrals from non-profit organizations that help individuals in early recovery programs and homeless programs. Participants can also be students or anyone else in the community willing to volunteer their time. Participants volunteer for 15-20 hours at the bike shop and earn a free bicycle.
Gotta Get a Bike
After school program that is designed to teach bicycle repair and bicycle safety. 4 week program that meets twice per week. We promote bicycle riding to instill healthy physical fitness habits at a young age. Participants earn a bicycle at the end of the program.
Christmas Give Project
Jack the Bike Man gives away free refurbished bicycles and helmets to children from economically challenged families during the holidays who live in Palm Beach County. Last year we presented close to 1400 bicycles.
Women’s Reentry Work Experience Training Program
In a partnership with The Lord’s Place, Jack the Bike Man provides a training program for women that were released from the Justice system. This 2 month, 3 days per week program supports and encourages the women to modify their behavior; by giving women the opportunity to develop soft skills that will enable them to better interact with others. The program gives the women time to meditate and journal in the mornings and afternoons; as well as learning mindfulness in the daily activities they engage in to learn new positive ways of thinking and looking at the world. Women are engaged in working activities during the day that build teamwork, accountability, listening skills. By successfully completing the program, women earn a bicycle, helmet, repair kit and safety lock.
Community Service Hours
In a partnership with the Drug Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Palm Beach Probation Office we offer participants a chance to earn community service hours in exchange for their volunteer services. This is also offered to students needing community service hours or any other community member wanting to volunteer.
Through a partnership with local elementary schools in the School District of Palm Beach County, we recognizes students for their exemplary character. We provide a free bicycle and helmet to a student each month that has demonstrated one of the six pillars of Character that is showcased for that month at the School.
Jack the Bike Man gives away bicycles to a variety of schools, non-profits, community organizations and churches around the county that request assistance from Jack The Bike Man
We assist the West Palm Beach Police Department in registering every bicycle that is sold or given away. This registration provides the West Palm Beach Department the necessary information so that if your bike is ever stolen they have a record of the serial number when you call to make a report. This program is designed to aid in the recovery of lost or stolen bicycles.
For further information, please contact http://jackthebikeman.org/
Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all.
ReStore provides a place for donations of household and construction materials. Items are sold through ReStore locations as a method of continuing support of their mission to provide affordable housing.
If you would like to donate items that won't fit in your vehicle, we can schedule a free donation pick-up.
For further information, please contact, https://www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org/restore-locations.html