Design/Install Light for Box of Hope? for the Homeless

Requested Project

Help design & install tiny lights in uniquely designed boxes called the Box of Hope?  - for collecting donations for the homeless in Linn County.  Novak Design Group and Moss Enterprises are donating the design and manufacture of ten (10) boxes. The 2005 Box of Hope? is designed as elaborate interpretations of the Grant Wood painted house (8"Wx10"Lx8"H) in "American Gothic" ? with windows to see a golf ball on a tee.  Need a light mounted inside the box with circuitry & on/off switch located in a wooden base holding the box (est. 12?x14?x2?) beside an invitation to ?Light Up Hope?.  The boxes will be placed in the club house of area golf courses.  A button to turn on the light will more likely get golfers to donate.
Contact: Louie Ervin, Exec.V.P. - Latham & Associates
phone: 365.6488; email:
web site:

Design Notes

Small lighting device and circuitry consisting of batteries and push-button switch (momentarily on/off) on a small circuit board.  Light mounted inside the box (house with peaked roof).  Circuitry & switch located in a wooden base holding the box.  Base & lighting fixture to be reused in newly designed boxes each year.
Design rendering available by email to Arpan Bakshi, AIA:
Dimensions of box: 8?x10?x8? - form of house with peaked roof & open windows
Dimensions of wooden base:  12?x14?x2? (est.)

RCRV designer is Ron Tonneson, and was requested by Cedar River Shelters, Inc. - Louie Ervin, Vice Pres.. The project was begun Apr 28, 2005 and completed Jun 2, 2005.


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