Giving back to our community is a high priority for Slifer Designs, and currently we are supporting two non-profits in particular - The Gore Range Natural Science School (GRNSS) and the Bright Future Foundation (BFF). In keeping with the tradition of offering pro bono design work, we are helping design the interiors of BFF's Freedom Ranch (the safe house for domestic violence victims and their children) and GRNSS' new Buck Creek Campus (in the planning phase).
Both projects are near and dear to our hearts. Our distribution team recently took some time away from the warehouse and install schedule to mow the lawn at the BFF's Freedom Ranch and conduct general yard clean up. Marilyn Smith Heany has led a team of employees to refurnish the safehouse with everything from replacing old kitchen appliances with barely used to new carpet and furnishings. The effort is still underway to make this the most comfortable safe house in the nation.
Kim Toms is leading the effort in choosing all sustainable and eco-friendly fixed finishes for the new Buck Creek Campus. This is a dream project come true for Kim, as she is the leader of our Green Team.
In recent years, we have also provided pro bono design services for Jack's Place (formerly known as the Cancer Caring House) and the Maxine Miller Room.
Slifer Designs' founder and CEO, Beth Slifer, is on the board of Roundup River Ranch (RRR), who we are also helping with pro bono interior design services. Kim Toms is also working on this project. Beth also sits on the CU Hospital Board, the Vail Local Marketing District and the Vail Valley Partnership. Yvonne Jacobs is following in her footsteps, as she has recently been named to the BFF's board of directors.
Throughout the year, Slifer Designs is also happy to donate items from our showroom to various non-profits including the Eagle County School District, The Black Diamond Ball, Vail Mountain School's (VMS) scholarship fund, Friends of the Dance and many other worthy organizations.