A detailed look at the items donated to the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund and auctioned on Charity Buzz online by the Young Designers Collective. This book was made especially for the 24th Annual Auction Gala at Christie's Auction House. All proceeds of these items will go to Heart & Soul, an organization that supports community-based programs that serve New York's marginalized populations, including the Navigators USA.
The Young Designers Collective is an association of artists and designers based in New York City, who design for non-profit organizations to promote good will as well as gain exposure individually and for the cause we are working towards. Sponsored by SI Design and Consulting Inc, we provide young designers a platform that would have otherwise been difficult to build and gain recognition with on their own. In an ever-shrinking world, working together to achieve success has never been more important. We allow for a free exchange of ideas and talents, thereby fostering the growth of artists and art in commercial design. We want to bring appreciation back to the artist behind the designer, to quality or handmade products, and to a more sustainable future. From design to production we believe in fair trade and source our materials with this in mind. Overall, we believe in "doing well by doing good".