"Design Boston Strong" came about through a conversation I had with local designer Kristen Rivoli. With all of our creative skills we needed to find a way to help the people who were hurt in the bombings. We knew "the way they lived in their home Monday April 15th would not be the way they returned to their homes". In a mere 3 weeks we gathered donors for a live and silent auction, found amazing sponsors and planned the DBS event. We were overwhelmed by the people who were ready to jump in and help!
During the event attendees had the unique opportunity to make a direct and positive impact by pledging their time and expertise to help victims who sustained significant injuries during the Marathon Bombings. This will include customizing their living spaces to accommodate any mobility needs. Our list consists of over 100 interior designers, architects, lighting experts and contractors who are ready to make a positive difference in the victims lives and homes! If you know someone who needs helps please contact me at Julieann @ Jaceinteriors.com.
Leslie Fine, Barbara Bradlee and Amy McFadden
Barbara Hirsch, Carrie Richards and Lori Gorelick
Amelia Eichholz and friend
Thank you to our incredible sponsors for the night: New England Home Magazine, Romo Fabrics, East Meets West Catering and Poise Boston. Also thank you to Ben Whitla for our beautiful logo and Todd Lee for his photography of the night.
We were lucky to have the fantastic Bud Kelley as our auctioneer for the night in the gorgeous Club 342 at the Boston Design Center. Between tickets and auction items we raised over $26,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the ONE Fund Boston.
Thank you to all who came out and made "Design Boston Strong" a reality, your efforts and attendance will certainly make a difference in another person's life. We are Boston Strong!
(images from Todd Lee)