Set up an apartment for a newly arriving refugee family through “Design with Purpose.”
Want a chance to challenge a rival department in your office to the ultimate design challenge? Show a neighboring congregation that you’ve got what it takes to create a home to be proud of, even on a limited budget? The Design with Purpose Competition is an opportunity to flex your creative muscles, settle that friendly office rivalry, and most importantly, change the lives of refugee families.
The Design with Purpose Competition is an opportunity to create a home for the homeless, welcome new arrivals from all over the world, and participate in a fun, high impact project with your friends, coworkers, or congregation. Each participating group will be entered into one of four quarters of the competition and will be charged with furnishing an apartment for a soon-to-arrive refugee family.
To enter the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-230-3219.
*Note on the Competition and the refugee resettlement process:
MCC Refugee Services will do our best to provide advance notice and set-up materials in a timely manner. However, competition participants should also be aware that we are juggling complex variables that are often outside of our control.
We have no way of predicting how much notice we will be given about when a family will arrive (it could be a month’s notice or only a few days notice), how many families will come in a given quarter, or how quickly we will be able to secure housing. Sometimes a family’s travel date is canceled a few days before they’re scheduled to arrive. While there are certainly situations that run smoothly and according to plan, all competition participants need to have the understanding that they may be required to maintain flexibility and a willingness to “go with the flow” when the situation requires it. MCC Refugee Services will commit to providing timely information and open communication channels for each Competition group.