Year End Gifts

Only a short amount of time left to get your end of the year gift to LIFEDesigns!

To receive a tax deduction for 2013, your gift must be postmarked by 12/31/13. Otherwise, it will be deductible for 2014. If you give online, the gift must come in by 11:59pm on 12/31/13 to receive a tax deduction for 2013. Otherwise, you will have to claim it for 2014.

DONATE today to make a difference!

Thank you for your gift! Your gift matters!

LIFEDesigns’ Holiday Party Thursday

We are having a Holiday Party and you are invited!

The Men of the Moose Lodge #1081 in Bloomington are graciously hosting and feeding us this year on Thursday, December 12th from 5:30 to 7:30pm for the Annual LIFEDesigns Holiday Party. The men of the Moose Lodge are donating the location and the food for the evening. How wonderful! The Women of the Moose Lodge #1081 in Bloomington are volunteering that evening to serve and providing gifts for everyone. The women of the Chi Delta Phi sorority are also going to volunteer that evening to serve and are bringing gifts as well! DJ’s Frank and Amy of the Moose Lodge #1081 in Bloomington are donating their time and talent to provide music and entertainment for the evening. Without all of these generous groups, this party would not be possible. Thank you so much!

The Moose Lodge #1081 in Bloomington is located at 840 S. Cory Ln. Gifts will be given out to everyone who attends and Frank and Amy will entertain us all with their holiday music medley! Come join us as we enjoy wonderful food, the company of friends and dance the night away to celebrate the holiday season. We hope you will join us! To arrange for a ride, please call 800-875-9615 as soon as possible.

Click here to see the full LIFEDesigns‘ Holiday Party Invitation.

To donate gifts for us to give to the individuals with disabilities we support, please contact us at support (at) or call 812-332-9615 and ask for Leslie Abshier. Thank you for the gifts you give to our customers this holiday season!

Art of Chocolate Tickets on Sale NOW!

Sunday, January 26th 2014
5:30 to 8:30 PM
Indiana University Art Museum


Buy Art

The Art of Chocolate is an elegant evening featuring a unique silent auction with an art theme. Along with more traditional silent auction items (i.e. vacation packages, sporting event tickets and restaurant gift certificates), the evening will feature a variety of visual artwork by local artists. The sale of all artwork in the Art of Chocolate silent auction will benefit both LIFEDesigns (40% of the sale) and the artist (60% of the sale). This is a great way to help support local artists in our community and LIFEDesigns! Artwork is on display for sale throughout Bloomington during the month of January at the Showers Building, Lennie’s restaurant, all Bloomingfoods locations, local salons, various medical offices, at LIFEDesigns and other locations around town.

HOW TO PURCHASE: Did you see art around town that was part of the Art of Chocolate collection that you would like to purchase?

Please call 812-332-9615 ext: 218 and speak with Leslie Abshier to make purchase arrangements. You can also email Leslie at to request purchase of a piece. Purchases need to be made through LIFEDesigns and can be made with cash, check or card.

Eat Well

Decadent hors d’oeuvres, chocolate creations, and beverages will be presented many different local establishments including The Rail, Bloomington Country Club, Peacetree Mountain Truffles, Big Woods Brewery, Underground Cupcakes and Cafe, Joan’s Caramels, Scholar’s Inn, Oliver Winery, Malibu Grill, KRC, Angles Cafe and many more.This year there will be the famous chocolate martini along with a hot cocoa bar and a fondue station. Oliver Wine will be served throughout the evening. We are thrilled to have some of our chefs making items on site this year as well. Don’t worry, it won’t be just desserts! Chefs create savory items as well so feel free to come hungry.

“Forks Over Knives” cookbook author Del Sroufe will be our special guest for the evening. We are thrilled to have him in attendance this year featuring some of his recipes that satisfy your sweet tooth while staying healthy! Since this is our 10th year we thought it would be fun to mix things up and introduce a new way to do chocolate. Now you can indulge without worry!

Do Good

The Art of Chocolate is an annual fundraising gala held to support the vital services LIFEDesigns provides for people with disabilities. This is LIFEDesigns‘ only large scale fundraiser each year and serves to support two of its programs that are not funded through other means.

Join Us

Tickets available NOW at BCT Box Office, Bloomingfoods locations, LIFEDesigns and

Tickets are $40 a piece prior to the day of the event. This is $10 a piece cheaper than they were in 2013! There is also a student price this year if tickets are bought prior to the day of the event: $35 a piece with a valid student ID. ALL tickets bought the day of the event will be $50 a piece. The event is limited to 300 people and usually sells out so get your tickets today!


First Black Friday…
Then Cyber Monday…
Now #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday is TODAY December 3, 2013.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
  -Sir Winston Churchill

How you can help us promote #GivingTuesday with you friends on Social Media

  • Tell us on Social Media: why are you giving?
  • Take a photo with your answer to why you are giving and tag it with #GivingTuesday and #unselfie

How you can give to LIFEDesigns today for #GivingTuesday

  • via our website through Netowrk for Good or PayPal (see the buttons to the right)
  • mail a check to 200 E. Winslow Rd. Bloomington 47401.

Thank you for the gift you give today!