Project Space: Homelessness in Eugene, OR
Initial Goal: Giving dignity back to the Eugene homeless community.
The team identified three possible problem spaces:
1. Stability - how to foster a sense of stability for the homeless.
2. Communication - minimizing the information gap within the Eugene homeless community.
3. Hygiene - providing the homeless with basic hygienic care.
After immersing ourselves in the project and reaching out to three different community partners (The Dining Room , Bags of Love, and ShelterCare).
We reframed our initial question into: "How can we provide feminine hygiene care for homeless women in Eugene?"
We created a Go Fundme Page, Facebook event, collection bins, flyers, and t-shirts to spread awareness for our campaign.
Prep work included:
1.Planning the fundraiser
2.Contacting facility coordinators
3. Handing out/putting up flyers
4. Reserving space at our Student Store as the location to hold the drive.
The two-day drive accumulated awareness for the problem space and a physical donation. The donation amounted to a total of 645 individual feminine hygiene items as well as $170 in donation.
DFA is an interdisciplinary student-run organization using a human centered design process to address issues and create tangible change within our community. Our studio chapter is part of the national DFA non-profit started at Northwestern University in 2009.