Charities, Community Involvement and #IDS Impact

    Charitable giving and community support is a long-standing tradition of IDS.  Our local chapter supports local charities in many ways, including donations from raffle ticket sales at every meeting.  We sponsor an annual speaker event where all the silent auction proceeds are donated to a charity.  Many of our members generously participate in several community charities. A few of the charities supported by IDS Las Vegas have included: Habitat for Humanity, Nina's Courage, DIFFA, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

    About #idsIMPACT

    #idsIMPACT is a community-engagement initiative of the Interior Design Society that was launched at 2015 IDS National Conference. Commitment to community is a core value of IDS. Beginning in 2016, IDS strongly encourages each member to report the number of hours per year provided in pro bono design services to benefit their community. The work can be of general benefit for the community such as a park or community center, or the work can be for a non-profit, religious, or other charitable cause.

    Objectives

    There are four primary objectives:

    1. To promote IDS' core value of community-engagement

    2. To recognize and honor our member's commitment to their communities

    3. To increase awareness of the design industry's pro bono contributions

    4. To encourage and record goodwill among all with #idsIMPACT