Daily Archives: September 25, 2009

Unpaid Internship with Covers Unlimited

Work for a small custom upholstery company. You will get hands-on experience daily by working with clients, designers, sales representatives, etc. Put your design knowledge/aesthetic to work by designing custom furniture pieces & selecting & coordinating textiles for many projects and managing projects from start to finish. Build prototypes of custom-designed sustainable pieces of furniture, etc. They are looking for someone for 15 hours a week and are very flexible. To apply, email resume and cover letter to Cary Weinstein at cary@coversunlimitedinc.com.


Volunteer Opportunities with Designs for Dignity

Designs for Dignity transforms existing non-profit spaces through pro bono design services and in-kind donations.

Heart Homes/Designs for Dignity cocktail party

They are hosting a House Party in Wilmette to kick off our Heart Homes Initiative (procurement of residential furniture donations and placement into nonprofit residential programs and interim housing sites) and are looking for 4-6 volunteers to assist with showcasing some history of the award winning restored home as well as general assistance with selling raffle tickets and event logistics.

Event Details:

Tuesday, September 29th


1210 Greenwood Avenue

Wilmette, IL

The event is from 5-8pm. (You can arrive at 4:45 to 5ish pm to help as most guests will likely arrive at 5:30/6pm.)

Appetizers and drinks will be served and you will have an opportunity to mingle with designers, clients and others in the industry as well.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer Sobecki from Designs for Dignity at jsobecki@designsfordignity.org.

Paint a Non-profit Thrift Store!

A small nonprofit thrift store in the Lakeview neighborhood that provides clothing to those in need is looking for your help.  Designs for Dignity will be painting between 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Saturday, October 3rd.  Drinks and snacks will be provided. If you are interested, please contact Michael Talbot at mtalbot@designsfordignity.org.  The first 4 volunteers to contact me will be provided with further details about the day.

FYI, Future service days will be posted on their Facebook page.  If you have not yet become a fan of Designs for Dignity, you can do so here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-IL/Designs-for-Dignity/120630763129.