A group of College of Design students organized, designed, and built a storage shed for a nonprofit organization that helps people with emergency needs in eastern North Carolina.
Sander’s Service Center (sandersservice.org) is operated by Lillie Sanders of Magnolia, N.C.. Students designed the master plan for her nonprofit in an affordable housing class taught by Georgia Bizios. “She was a wonderful woman who has taken on feeding, clothing, and housing those in need in her community,” says Megan Casanega Patnaik, one of the students who helped with the project. “The shed was built behind the existing temporary housing for those in need after disaster hits their home.”
Students began fundraising in May, 2010. They designed the shed in June, found donated and recycled materials in July, and built the shed over two weekends in July, 2010.