WARSCHAWSKI ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR “DESIGN WITH PURPOSE” CONTEST — Public Voting Opens to Select Winning Nonprofit That Will Win Free Website Design from Warschawski

BALTIMORE – February 12, 2013 – Warschawski, a full service branding, marketing, public relations, advertising and interactive agency, announced the four finalists for its “Design with Purpose” initiative (www.warschawski.com). Design with Purpose will award one area nonprofit with a free website design from Warschawski.

The nonprofits that applied to participate in Design with Purpose each submitted an application, and the finalists were selected based on their mission and their compelling case for needing a new website. The public may now vote on the Warschawski Facebook page for their choice to receive the free website design. Voting closes on March 18th and the nonprofit with the most support will work with Warschawski on its new site.

To vote, laptop/desktop users should visit www.facebook.com/thewagency and use the Design with Purpose voting app on Warschawski’s Facebook page. Mobile and tablet users may go to www.warschawski.com to cast their votes.

The finalists in Warschawski’s Design with Purpose initiative are:

Access Art is an after school arts and media center in Southwest Baltimore City that empowers more than 100 children each year to use their artistic abilities and understanding of their environment as a catalyst for social change in their communities. Through hands-on learning in various artistic media, Baltimore’s youth learn valuable lessons in self-expression and build a positive self-image, as well as develop social skills and problem solving techniques. Current website: http://youthlightproject.org

Advocates for Children and Youth believes that all children have the right to good schools, good health, safe homes & neighborhoods and economic security. The nonprofit speaks out on behalf of Maryland’s children and families in the community, in the media and in the public policy arena. A non-partisan organization, ACY works with more than 50 organizations and government agencies to identify problems and promote policies and programs that will help improve the lives of Maryland’s children and youth. Current website: http://www.acy.org

The Baltimore Humane Society provides safe temporary shelter and care for homeless animals while working to find them permanent, loving homes. As the largest no-kill animal shelter in the region, the BHS also provides low-cost spay-neuter services and veterinary care so that pet owners can afford to keep their animals. Its public education programs increase awareness of animal issues and advance the cause of humane treatment of animals. BHS has provided safe, loving and caring homes for hundreds of thousands of animals. Current website: http://www.bmorehumane.org

The Baltimore Orchard Project
is dedicated to bringing fresh fruit and fruit trees within reach of every Baltimorean – creating a greener, healthier, more resilient and more enchanting community. By working with individuals, schools, congregations, neighborhoods and volunteer groups, the Baltimore Orchard Project turns vacant or under-used spaces in Baltimore City into productive sources of food, neighborhood gathering places and lively ecosystems. The organization works to grow, harvest and give away fresh fruit to those want or who are in need. Current website: http://www.baltimoreorchard.org

“The four nonprofits that were selected as finalists for the Design with Purpose initiative are doing amazing work in our community,” said David Warschawski, CEO of Warschawski. “We’re excited to help one of these organizations visually express their brand and highlight the great work they are doing. We look forward to working with the winning nonprofit to create a website that helps achieve their business goals.”

ABOUT WARSCHAWSKI (www.warschawski.com)
Warschawski is dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality of branding, marketing, PR, advertising, interactive and creative design services. Warschawski has won the top recognition of being named “U.S. Small Agency of the Year” for four of the past six years. For ten consecutive years, it also has been ranked as one of the top 30 “Best Agencies to Work For” in the U.S. In 2010, Warschawski was named “U.S. Small Agency of the Year” and the “Best Small Agency to Work For” in the U.S. The company, whose clients include Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 companies, has won more than 200 awards for its marketing communications work over the last 15 years. Warschawski was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.