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Raised: $7,195.00
Goal: $10,000.00
 
 
 

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Tina Hovsepian

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Updated posted by Tina Hovsepian 8 months ago

Cardborigami is now a part of the Callison Matching Donation program. All employees of Callison will have their donation matched up to $200! Great news.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Tina Hovsepian 8 months ago

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Created by Tina Hovsepian on July 3, 2011

Cardborigami is an innovative and thoughtful approach to alleviate homelessness due to disaster or poverty. The product is a portable shelter that provides privacy and protection from the elements. The shelters are waterproof, flame-retardant, and can fold open and closed in less than a minute with no assembly required. This provides instant space and shelter for those who have nothing.  When not in use or when being transported, each unit can be folded into a size that is easily carried by a single person.

The idea for Cardborigami began in the fall of 2007 when its inventor, Tina Hovsepian, was in her 4th year of studies at the USC School of Architecture.  Its primary material – standard cardboard - was chosen after various experiments demonstrated its natural insulation and structural qualities. The ancient Japanese art of paper folding, known as origami, inspired the structure and form of the shelter and lent to the final product’s compact and portable nature. In addition the folds also provided structural stability. Thus, the name cardboard origami = Cardborigami.

Initially designed as an alternative to the standard sized Airstream trailer per the studio’s design requirements, it would later receive some revisions as its potential for emergency shelter became evident.  Version 2.0 is modified to include an innovative water-proofing and flame-retarding treatment that would be the inspiration of an entire non profit organization with the mission to provide temporary portable shelter to people while helping them find permanent housing. 

Cardborigami's vision is to bridge the gap between design and humanity by attracting attention to social issues such as homelessness through design.

 
 
 
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Recent Donations (44)

$7,195 raised by 44 people in 34 months.

$150.00

Callison Co.

28 days ago

 
 

$200.00

Callison Co.

28 days ago

 
 

$100.00

John Parsons

1 month ago

 
 

$50.00

Calstar Packaging

1 month ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

$250.00

Anonymous

1 month ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

$170.00

Online donations from Fund Raiser

1 month ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

$660.00

Total Cash from Fund Raiser

1 month ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

$100.00

Diane Rowe

1 month ago

 
 

Foldable, portable HOPE! How can you not love this?

 

$20.00

Anonymous

1 month ago

 

$200.00

Human Resources

7 months ago

 
 

Callison Cares Donation Match.

 

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