TOP DRAWER LOGO CONTEST!

Calling all volunteers, artists and inspired community members!

Project Transitions is seeking a volunteer to design a logo for Top Drawer. Top Drawer Thrift is a funky and fun thrift store with a huge heart.  This Austin staple has been selling donated items to the community since 1993.  All proceeds from the sale of donated merchandise benefit Project Transitions.  In addition, Top Drawer serves the HIV/AIDS community through the provision of store vouchers distributed through area HIV service agencies in Austin. Top Drawer has two locations. The original is located at 4902 Burnet Rd. and the second location is located at 7101B Woodrow Ave. Please visit the stores to meet the staff and volunteers to get the true flavor of Top Drawer.

How to Enter the Contest:

The contest begins October 1st, 2017. Submissions will be accepted through the end of 2017. Winners will be announced via our website, social media and by direct contact. In order for your entry to be submitted and reviewed by judges, all entries must be:

1.    Submitted to Blythe Plunkett at bplunkett@projecttransitions.org

2.    Submitted in their original source file

3.    Submitted as a high resolution .jpeg with 600 dpi or higher.

Logo Requirements:

1.    Professional: This logo may be featured on our website, social media platforms, stationary, t-shirts, flyers, etc. As a result, while we want the logo to be eye-catching, it must still be legible. The logo must be easy to use, handle, resize and manipulate for all reproduction purposes. It should be visually appealing on both small and large scales.

2.    Theme: The logo must promote Top Drawer while incorporating Project Transitions at the same time for brand identity.

3.    Color: There are no limitations and any color may be used, but the logo must look good in color and black/white. It must also go well with our current Project Transitions logo. Contestants are advised to avoid gradients and half-tones.

4.    Integrity: Logos cannot contain copyrighted material. Logos must have been created and edited by the contestant(s). Logos may not include images or licensed images that have been previously published. Entrants affirm their submissions are their own original artwork, have not been copied from others or from previous designs, including their own, and do not violate the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity.

Contest Details:

Winners will ultimately be selected by Project Transitions’ staff. Contestants agree that Project Transitions may publish their logo and name(s) and may use both for advertising campaigns and/or marketing materials in the future. Contestants assign all ownership rights, including all intellectual property rights to the logo, to Project Transitions. Additionally, Project Transitions may alter, modify or revise the logo as it sees necessary to achieve the goals of the organization. Project Transitions reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

Acceptance:

Participation constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, the Entrant is representing and warranting that he/she has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between Entrant and Project Transitions in relation to the Contest. They govern the Entrant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Entrant and Project Transitions and relating to the Contest.

 

We always welcome new volunteers to our agency and our programs. Some volunteers have been volunteering with us regularly since 1989, while others may volunteer at one or two fundraising events per year. We do our best to accommodate your interests, skills and schedule. Volunteers can help with many things at Project Transitions:

IMMEDIATE/CURRENT NEEDS

Website Designer: We are in need of a website designer to help us re-launch our Top Drawer Thrift Store website. 

e-Bay Store Manager: We need a volunteer to help run the e-Bay store for Top Drawer Thrift store. You'll post items for sale, follow-up with buyers, answer questions and help with shipping.

Public Relations: We are looking for experienced volunteers to help us with Public Relations tasks such as press releases, planning publicity strategies, implementing a monthly giving program and organizing promotional events. 

Gardeners and landscapers are needed at our facilities to keep them an inviting place for our tenants. Introduce a monthly service project to your family, scout troop, youth group, circle of friends, etc. There are one-time and ongoing opportunities to fit your schedule.

Handymen and suppliers are needed to aid in our quest to keep our properties in good repair. Some items we are in need of are new cabinetry, bathtubs, and appliances. We also are in need of the linoleum tile floors being buffed and refinished. If you are a handyman or have access to construction and building materials to donate, we'd love to hear from you.

Silent Auction Committee: We are putting together a committee to help year-round with procuring items for our fundraisers.

  • You'll help develop a solicitation action plan (including a wish list and potential sources of donations)
  • Using personal and business contacts, personally solicit auction items
  • Attend Auction Committee meetings and calls as scheduled 

PROJECT TRANSITIONS' EVENTS

Sign up to help with current events by clicking the "Events" tab above. From that screen you may sign-up for an opening at an event through Sign-Up.

DOUG’S HOUSE HOSPICE

Caregivers help residents with their daily non-medical needs. Volunteers provide companionship to residents as well as fulfill direct caregiver tasks such as helping residents bathe or assisting with personal care. Volunteers can also cook for the house, maintain the cleanliness of the house, decorate for holidays or do landscaping at Doug’s House.

TOP DRAWER THRIFT STORE

General Volunteers sort and price donations, merchandise the store and window displays, provide customer service, run store departments, help plan and market store events and maintain store cleanliness.

ROOSEVELT GARDENS HOUSING

Programming Volunteers help run events and classes for the Roosevelt Gardens community. Volunteers have run: bingo nights, exercise club, movie nights, community gardening, sports nights, book clubs, cooking classes and parenting orientations.

Food Bank Volunteers are needed on Mondays from 2:30 - 4:30pm and Wednesdays from 11:30 - 1:00pm to hand-out the food to our tenants .

Community Center Keepers are needed to help on a flexible basis to keep the community center running smoothly. Tasks might include basic clean-up, organizing the food pantry, dividing up bulk food donations and decorating for the holidays.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

General Administrative Volunteers assist with data entry, pre-event planning, and special projects.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

We always welcome groups, whether a group of co-workers or a student organization to come help out on a special project. We are happy to accommodate your group to help with painting, gardening, fence repair, or other larger tasks. Just let us know what you are interested in… Contact Blythe Plunkett at bplunkett@projecttransitions.org for any volunteer questions.