Gallery: AFH SoCal Fires Fundraiser Tomorrow in San Francisco!


In response to the recent Southern California wildfires, Architecture For Humanity’s San Francisco Chapter is co-hosting a fundraiser for the rebuilding efforts TOMORROW NIGHT in San Francisco with Open Productions and In Deep. If you’re in the Bay Area, come on down for the DJs, drinks, and do-good party action to support our friends at AFH:

Location: Shine, 1337 Mission St.@ 9th, San Francisco, CA 94103
Time: Saturday, November 10th, 9pm-2am
Cost: $5 donation goes to AFH San Francisco and Southern California chapters

Or in the meantime, donate to AFH’s rebuilding efforts in Southern California here>>>

OPEL and IN DEEP present


a benefit for Architecture for Humanity San Francisco and
for Wildfire Rebuilding Efforts in Southern California

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Syd Gris (opel / opulent temple)
Clarkie (deep end / in deep)
Hoj (opel /
Mike Giannini (deep end /
Zach Moore (deep end / in deep)
and more tba

only $5 all night
BE EXTRA SHINY, share all you can!
add’l donations are welcome with smiles and hugs*
9pm-2am | 21+

@ Shine
1337 Mission St.@ 9th
San Francisco, CA 94103

AFH is a 501(c)3 organization seeking architectural solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises, bringing design services to communities in need. AFH-SF designs and builds socially, culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable communities for children, families and neighborhoods in San Francisco! AHF in Southern California is also gearing up for a challenging rebuilding effort after the wildfires. All DJ’s are playing for free. All proceeds will be donated. Please join us! BE EXTRA SHINY, share all you can!

*Feeling especially generous? Or are unable to attend the event? Please make a donation to AFH-SF by sending an email to or mailing checks to:

Architecture for Humanity SF
2041 26th street #201
San Francisco, California 94107

+ Architecture For Humanity



The organization behind awesome humanitarian design projects like the Biloxi Model Homes has now launched an easy and empowering way for any regular Joe Donor to make his donation really count. Architecture for Humanity’s Own The Day campaign means YOU can sponsor an entire day of AFH’s design projects. By donating just one day’s salary, you’ll help architects and designers all over the world to offer their services pro bono- with just a Paypal account and a click of the mouse. Plus, your name will appear all day long on AFH’s website as that day’s sponsor. So if you have a salary and a computer, go to their website and OWN THE DAY!


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  1. Cameron Sinclair August 9, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    grr. links to the NYT and Good pieces did not come through…

  2. Cameron Sinclair August 9, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Hi Bob,

    We sat down three weeks ago and looked at all our programs around the world. This included rebuilding on the Gulf Coast to building health and educational facilities in South Africa, Tanzania and post Tsunami reconstruction in India and Sri Lanka. This not only includes providing community based design services but funds for the construction of these facilities. By having funds for construction you can leverage this to inform the quality of construction and that sustainable materials and technologies are not ‘value engineered’ for short term gains.

    By dividing the total funds needed for our programs by the number of days in the year, this equates to $1200. (our 990 and 501c3 filings have always been on our donate pages). We got so many emails from design professionals who said they would love to help us but were too busy at work, so we said – donate one day of your salary and you can build dozens of structures that help improve communities – without leaving your desk!

    We have 6 full time staff members, 20+ design professionals on stipends and 3000+ volunteers based in 100+ countries. You contribution will support not only the staff, but every project we are currently undertaking (as found on our projects page).

    > Here is a report from last weeks New York Times on our work on the coast.

    Emily has done her homework as she did a recent interview for Good Magazine and spent 4 hours grilling me!

    Let me know if you need anything else.

    Cameron Sinclair
    Co-Founder and Eternal Optimist, Architecture for Humanity

  3. Bob Ellenberg August 7, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    I have questions that weren’t answered at their website and since Inhabitat is promoting this, I hope they can. I would like some details on how it works. If the design services are offered probono, what cost $1,200 a day to operate? When I give to any benovolent organization, I only give if they have an audited statement regarding what percentage of my donation goes for fund raising and administration cost.

    Does Inhabitat know this information on this organization they are promoting?

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