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Call for Designs Dream Rooms by Toufoula NGO


Toufoula, a nonprofit organization established in Lebanon to help children with cancer, is calling on Lebanese architects and designers to send their designs for the Dream Rooms project [] for the Geitaoui hospital as a first step and for the St Georges Hospital once Geitaoui’s designs are approved and ready to be implemented.

Participants should present the design a work plan to the organization who submits them to the hospital. Once approved, execution will be undertaken. As recognition, a plate will be placed in the room showing Toufoula’s logo along with the designer's name.
Some guidelines that designers should keep in mind
- No grooves
- No shedding material
- No wood
- Vinyl for flooring
The eco-smart elements that could be taken into consideration in the design
- Low or no VOC paints and finishes
- Wood floor or cabinets made from trees grown and harvested in sustainable managed forests like eucalyptus wood or whatever available in the Lebanese market
- Fresh-air intakes and fine particle filters on air conditioners which is provided by all hospitals
- Countertops or carpets if any made of recyclable materials
- Efficient light fixtures, high energy saving with a potential use of LED
- Eco-friendly furniture and accents
- Upholstery stuffing made from natural materials such as wool, kapok, down or cotton batting
- Fabrics made of natural fibers
- Healthier and organic mattresses made of organic cotton, natural rubber, and wool
- Antibacterial tiles in bathrooms  
So far, Toufoula’s assistance for children reached tens of patients by refurbishing more than 37 rooms with a total covered costs surpassing 115000 $. By contributing to this important cause, you can help more children whose families are being financially challenged by the high treatment costs.
For more information please contact Toufoula NGO by mail at or by phone at +961 (0)1 380 688 and +961 (0)3 792 922. Information also available at .


For more information

Tel +961 (0)1 380 688 Mobile +961 (0)3 792 922

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