Friday, August 10, 2018

Ladders for Leaders to Lollipops

In one of the largest intern-driven project from Susan Arann at American & International Designs Inc comes “Ladders for Leaders to Lollipops”.  L4L2L became an office makeover like no other - it cost less than $100 and raised over $1100 for charity.

Interns Hana Kassem, Sadhana Pakala and Jessica Kukin were lead by veteran intern turned employee Meena Selvan to embark on this remarkable redesign of their office space.  They needed to come together as a team and incorporate everyone's ideas into the design and fundraising project.

The first step was color planning - starting with the office walls. After choosing Youthful Coral (SW 6604 by Sherwin Williams), the Lollipop Ladies set off to planning their space and their resources.  Not only were they on a $100 budget and a tight time frame, they were also tasked with using only recycled materials found around the office.   

Each intern added her own ideas and style to the space - from turning floating shelves into colorful awnings to the color swatch lollipops and the hand-crafted L4L2L framed artwork complete with inspirational memories from their experience.

Hana, Sadhana, and Jessica were also challenged to create one-of-kind chair designs for the space that mimic the lollipop theme.  It is amazing to see their creativity shine through these once black acrylic chairs by Concord Seating.

In the end, the Ladders for Leaders to Lollipops project raised $1,142 to donate to the General Research Fund of the American Cancer Society.  A check was presented on Monday, July 30th in the office building lobby where they were selling actual lollipops as part of the fundraising efforts.

It is amazing to see the creativity and inspiration that comes from our interns.  It was quite an office transformation and we hope that they will carry the lessons they have learned by working at American & International Designs in their future schooling and careers.



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