Need more reason to enter our design challenge? Gain inspiration from the women who make the Plates with Purpose™ and will be etching (your?) winning design onto a new plate to benefit City Harvest!
Cassandra said, “Our Plates With Purpose™ concept was founded by Mary Irwin-Scott,” one of the co-founders of Riverside Design Group. “We were looking for a way to strengthen and support our community. Beginning with a single design in 2004, the collection has grown to several beautiful designs that raise funding for a diverse group of national and regional non-profits.”
This is the first time Riverside Design Group has done a contest for its plate designs. Cassandra is excited to view the submissions and said, “This could be the start to a whole new wave of plates! It is also really gratifying to see the outreach of Plates With Purpose™ growing to new partnerships.”
Cassandra encourages artists and designers to “Be bold!” She says, “I think the most graphic designs tend to be the most eye-catching and will serve to represent the impact City Harvest is making in the community. I also think designs are most compelling when they tell a story … so if there is a reason you are choosing a certain motif let us know.”
Plates With Purpose™ has brought together artists, non-profit partners, and customers together because, “People love the designs and the way the missions of the organizations are captured in the graphic artwork,” said Cassandra. UncommonGoods’ partnership with City Harvest serves as an especially meaningful opportunity to put food on more plates of the hungry in New York City.