Experts on homelessness within Orange County agree that it has reached crisis proportions, and that there are not enough resources designated for chronic and emergency programs. With that understanding, Illumination Foundation was founded in late 2007 to effectively lower the barriers for Orange County’s homeless population to access existing resources and services. In July 2008 IF launched the “Pre-Transitional Housing and Wrap-Around Program”, a comprehensive program that houses and supports homeless families with children in motels in Orange County. IF was established within the UC Irvine Health Care Executive MBA Program as a non-profit public charity organization. Today, IF’s governing board consists of community leaders in medicine, nursing, social work, information technology and education.
PHDesign teamed up with IF this year to help manufacture their chairs for the auction event. You can find out more about IF here or check out thier facebook page here. You Take a look at some of the chairs we had to privilege of manufacturing below. Art of Design was a success! Thank you to all of our attendees, designers, and sponsors for helping us raise over $100,000 to break the cycle of homelessness for the children in our community.