May 28, 2021
Supporting our community and our youth is an important legacy for TANNA BY DESIGN. The impact that we make today, for the future of our young people is so crucial. Therefore, we recently teamed up with Voices for Children in our local area to create a welcoming aesthetic for their new Identity shopping store. With donations from throughout the community, we completed a space that will truly make a difference in the lives of so many precious children.
Each year, an average of nearly 700 children are in Yakima County’s dependency system. These are children whose families are broken. Their parents have been unwilling, or unable, to provide them with appropriate care, and the state has determined that remaining in their family home would put them at serious risk. They have been removed from their homes and placed in alternative care, or even moved from one placement to another in foster care. Through no fault of their own, their lives have been turned upside down. We are voices for these children.
Together with Voices for Children Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of neglected and abused children, we seek to address the critical need to protect and value children in foster care because they are our community's future. IDentity is a unique approach to matching the clothing needs of children in foster care with donated resources of gently used clothing presented in an appealing retail setting geared exclusively for them. The intent is a fun, personalized no-cost shopping experience for foster children which provides them with an opportunity to make choices in their lives in addition to receiving the needed apparel items.
As a result of this honorable act, we were graced with the prestigious 2021 Interior Design Society Impact Award. A very important aspect of the Interior Design Society is the commitment to communities where we live and work. IDS is proud to have members who use their talents to improve the lives of those less fortunate through pro-bono design projects. Every year IDS recognizes their members’ work through the Impact Awards.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
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