Our environment can dramatically impact our
mood, health and overall well being
so we’re committed to bringing hope to those in need by giving them an oasis in which to heal.
As a designer, Blakely Interior Design’s Owner and Creative Director, Janelle Photopoulos knows how much the environments we live in can affect our mood, our health and our overall well being. And as a mother of three children, her heart breaks for the life-altering impact a child’s devastating illness or catastrophic accident has on that child and their entire family.
That’s why in 2018, Janelle launched the Rhode Island chapter of Savvy Giving by Design, a national nonprofit made up a coalition of professional interior designers. SGBD ’s mission is to provide comfort, support and healing to families with a child facing a medical crisis by transforming the interior spaces of their homes at no cost to them.
By starting the RI chapter in her home state, Janelle and the BID team are able to help precious, deserving local children and their families by giving them whimsical, personal, uplifting, inspiring spaces in which to heal.
But you don’t have to be a designer OR live in the area to get involved! Learn about the Rhode Island chapter, donate to our chapter, watch the journey of our SGBD projects, or nominate a family at the links below.