Give to LIFEDesigns on Giving Tuesday

We have a day for giving thanks: Thanksgiving, of course. We have two for getting deals: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year help create Giving Tuesday™, the giving season’s opening day!

On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters. Join a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity and together we’ll create ways to give more, give better and give smarter.

One way to do it: DONATE NOW on our webpage securely through PayPal.

Thank you for your support! The people we serve with disabilities need your help this holiday season and year-round to live more independent lives.

LIFEDesigns’ Fall Newsletter

Keep us with us if you can! We are always on the move, working with people with disabilities to become more independent. Check out what we have been up to by reading our quarterly Newsletter.
A preview of what you will find in the Fall Newsletter:
  • An article by CEO Susan Rinne about Crawford Apartments
  • Pictures of our customers participating in the Special Olympics
  • Our Annual Picnic and Halloween Party
  • A recap of Kids LEAP
  • Buddy Walk 2012
  • Information about our Holiday Party that you won’t want to miss


Keep an eye out for our Newsletters to come out quarterly.
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LIFEDesigns’ Halloween Party – A Time to Celebrate Giving Back

The LIFEDesigns’ Halloween Party was Tuesday, October 30th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bloomington Moose Lodge.  This year’s bash, the most anticipated of the year for LIFEDesigns customers and staff, featured games, food, costumes, prizes, and dancing, with music provided by Dance Machine Entertainment. Volunteers from Indiana University’s Kelley School International Business Association and Chi Delta Phi Sorority provided volunteers for the event. Pizza was contributed by Pizza Hut and Pizza X. The Halloween party was open to the public and over 250 people attended.

In addition to the fun activities, LIFEDesigns celebrated giving back to the community.  After two months of fundraising, LIFEDesigns wrapped up their United Way of Monroe County Annual Campaign at the party with the “winners” of Penny Wars receiving a pie in the face!  Penny Wars is just one of the many activities LIFEDesigns hosts, giving staff the opportunity to support their local United Way.  Employees in the office also participated in Jeans for a Cause, paying a dollar a day to wear jeans to work throughout the month of October.  Payroll deduction to the United Way was also encouraged as employees who chose to donate i this way were entered into a raffle to win gas cards.  LIFEDesigns‘ goal was to raise 10% more for this year’s Monroe County Annual Campaign than last year’s: they more than succeeded as they nearly tripled their contributions this year!  LIFEDesigns is a United Way  agency in Monroe County, Lawrence County and Bartholomew County as services are provided mainly to residents in these three counties.  LIFEDesigns is proud to support the United Way because of all they do for the community.