12 Students in Salvation Army Design A Dorm Challenge

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Used goods will turn into prized goods as 12 Multnomah University students design three dorm rooms using only items from The Salvation Army Family Stores.  Beginning in August, The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) will be partnering with these students in a competition called "Design a Dorm Room on a Budget." With a budget of $250 per team, three teams of students will head to local Salvation Army Family Stores to design a creative dorm room.

Cast Your Vote!

Each 10ft x 12ft room will be displayed for public voting from August 25 to August 31 at The Salvation Army Family Store located at 10174 SE 82 Ave., Happy Valley, OR  97086, so be sure to stop by and vote!

Competition Guidelines

  • Four students per team
  • Salvation Army Store items only
  • One week to complete
  • Must complete within a $250 budget

An Educational Experience

In the spirit of outfitting a college dorm room on a budget in difficult economic times, this competition will be an educational and community-building experience for MU students. Throughout the process, they will...

  • Recycle used items to keep them out of landfills
  • Use popular styles that call for vintage products in the designs
  • Work with professional designers to learn the finer points of decorating a living space
  • Spread the word that 100% of money spent with Salvation Army go directly to the rehabilitation centers serving men and women in their community

A Word or Two About The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Portland provides spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their addiction problems and to provide for themselves. It offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The proceeds from the sale of donated goods at The Salvation Army Family Stores are used to support the social and humanitarian programs of The Salvation Army in the Portland area, primarily drug and alcohol rehabilitation at the ARC. Since before "recycling" was a word, The Salvation Army has been re-utilizing discarded and donated materials to help the afflicted get their lives back on track. This important work has been underway in Portland since 1886. For more information, visit www.satruck.org.

More Information

Contact Kristin Kendall in the Promotions and Communications department at 503.251.6452 or E-mail procom@multnomah.edu.