REDMOND, OR - High Desert Design Council announced today that they have selected Beulah’s Place, a Redmond-based 501(c)3 organization providing temporary shelter services for at-risk homeless teens, as the recipient for the Council’s 2018 philanthropic project. The HDDC is a non-profit business association with more than 60 members including interior designers, architects, builders, landscape architects, artists and other industry partners.

Says Sara VanStelten, head of philanthropy for HDDC, “Our Council believes in giving back to the community by tapping the special talents and resources of its members. We really want to make an impact on the nonprofits we select. We’re excited to help Beulah’s Place because they have some critical, tangible needs that impact their ability to operate efficiently and rescue more teens off the streets of Central Oregon.”

Beulah’s Place offers help, healing and hope to teens who have no other safe or available family member or guardian to help with essential needs like food, clothing and shelter ( According to Executive Director Andi Buerger, “This gift couldn’t come at a better time. Our primary safe house has definite repair and upgrade needs that we could not afford to remedy without an organization like HDDC. We are incredibly honored and thrilled to be selected for their annual philanthropy project.”

The High Desert Design Council was founded in 2009. For more information about the Council, how to become a member, or how to nominate a local nonprofit for the annual project, visit