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Get Out the Vote!

June 23, 2011

UncommonGoods and City Harvest’s design challenge is well under way! We’ve picked out the top 24 semifinalists, now we need your help in choosing which designs will move on to our final round.  Get your votes in before 5 PM Eastern Time tomorrow!

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We’ve tallied up the results so far, and here are your 10 favorites: An Apple a Day Keeps the Hunger Away, Word Cloud, Enjoy the Harvest, Hey, there’s food on my plate!, Feeding Birds, Heart of the City II, Delivering Bread, Big Apple Feeds, Heart of the City I, and Fruit of the Harvest.

Don’t see your favorite design included?  Use our Community Voting App to tell us which design you’d like to see printed on our next Plate With Purpose™.  You can give a thumbs up or down on each design, and we’d love to hear additional feedback in the comments.

We’ll pick one design from the top 5 entries, which will be announced on Monday, June 27.

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Harvest Plate Design Challenge

June 20, 2011

UncommonGoods and City Harvest are teaming up to create the next Plate with a Purpose™ with your help! We received a bounty of fantastic plate designs and the finalists are the stars of our Community Voting App this week.

The winning design will be etched on to a handmade recycled glass plate. A portion of the sales of these plates will go to benefit City Harvest and help feed New York’s hungry.

We asked our community to submit designs that reflect City Harvest’s mission and artists responded with images ranging from sweet and simple to astutely abstract. Now, we need your votes to help us pick the winning design!

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Still Time to Enter!

June 14, 2011

UncommonGoods has joined forces with City Harvest to bring you our Harvest Plate design challenge: we’re looking for a design that embodies City Harvest’s mission to feed the hungry that will be printed on a handcrafted plate.  We’ve received a few great submissions already and can’t wait to see what else you’re cooking up!

The winner will receive $1000, and $5 from the sale each of plate will be given to City Harvest.  If you need more inspiration, check out some previous Plates With Purpose™ or watch this video to meet the people at City Harvest.

The deadline is this Thursday June 16 at midnight, so start sketching!

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Plates With Purpose™ Partner

June 9, 2011

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.